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Sikorsky Aircraft wins $304 million contract add-on for King Stallion helicopters
by Stephen Carlson
Washington (UPI) Sep 1, 2017


Sikorsky Aircraft has received a $304 million modification to an existing contract for the production of two CH-53K helicopters for the U.S. Navy.

The modification includes engineering and technical support, spare parts and other services. The work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

The CH-53K King Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter that has been in service for more than 50 years with the U.S. Marine Corps.

It is designed for moving cargo and troops from amphibious assault ships and other platforms to shore. It is suitable for casualty evacuation, humanitarian aid and other utility tasks.

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U.S. Army tests JETS forward observer targeting system
Washington (UPI) Aug 25, 2017
Soldiers at Fort Bragg have completed durability testing with the Joint Effects Targeting System for forward observers calling in artillery and airstrikes, the Army announced on Friday. "Operational testing provides soldiers the opportunity to use, work with and offer up their suggestions on pieces of equipment that can impact development of systems that future soldiers will use in comb ... read more

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