NAVAIR Signs CH-53K LRIP Lot 4 Contract for Six Rotorcraft

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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signed an approximately $550 million contract with Sikorsky Aircraft for six CH-53K helicopters under the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 4 contract.

The CH-53K King Stallion successfully plugs into a funnel-shaped drogue towed behind a KC-130J during aerial refueling wake testing over the Chesapeake Bay. Photo by Erik Hildebrandt.

This contract award also includes funding for programmatic and engineering support and rate tooling, NAVAIR says.

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