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Marines: delays in the development of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopters
Initial operational capability will be achieved only in 2021 - DATA SHEET
Lockheed Martin's program for the new version of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy transport helicopter could be delayed by almost two years in development. For the Marines, who will be the only ones to use it, this could mean postponing the achievement of the initial combat capability (IOC), which was scheduled for the end of 2019, as 106 defects and defects were identified during the tests...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency