Defense

December 29, 2017
 

CH-53K demonstrates dual hook jettison for first time

Sikorsky photograph

For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000-pound load. The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model aircraft in test and one Ground Test Vehicle; combined the aircraft have logged more than 650 flight hours.




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AMC extends Osprey capabilities

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SECAF, CSAF outline service’s priorities, aspirations to Senate subcommittee

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U.S. plans tests this year of long-banned types of missiles

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