Sikorsky plans German industrialisation for STH helicopter programme

Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky has confirmed its German industrialisation plan to compete in the German Air Force’s ‘Schwerer Transporthubschrauber’ (STH) heavy-lift helicopter programme with its CH-53K King Stallion aircraft.

The helicopter will provide the German Air Force with an effective heavy-lift solution that can be easily entered into service without the need for upgrades for the next several decades.

Sikorsky president Dan Schultz said: “The CH-53K is the most modern and capable heavy- lift helicopter ever built and has the ability to fly for the next 50 years performing ever-expanding combat, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions.

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