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Lawmakers plan to provide US Navy with multi-year procurement authority for US Marine Corps’ CH-53K

4th June 2024 - 20:27 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


A CH-53K King Stallion helicopter undergoes aerial refuelling over the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. (Photo: US Navy)

The National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) proposal for FY2025 authorised the service to enter into multi-year acquisition contracts from the next fiscal year.

The House Armed Services Committee intends to provide the US Navy with multi-year procurement authority for the CH-53K King Stallion operated by the US Marine Corps (USMC). The measure has formed part of a recently approved proposal for the NDAA for FY2025.

The proposition stated that the secretary of the Navy would be allowed to enter into one or more multi-year acquisition contracts beginning with the next fiscal year. It covered the purchase of the helicopter and its T408 engines.

The measure will enable the “procurement of economic order quantities of material and equipment for such aircraft or engines when cost savings are

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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