Lockheed Martin's CH-53K King Stallion completes operational testing

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CH-53K King Stallion has completed initial operational testing by the US Marine Corps to verify the key capabilities of the heavy lift helicopter, the company said.

The week-long operational assessment by Marine Corps pilots, aircrew and maintainers marked an important step in support of a low rate initial production (LRIP) milestone C decision early next year.
The operational testing was based out of the Sikorsky development flight center (DFC) in West Palm Beach, Florida, where CH-53K development flight test is continuing to make progress with all four engineering development model (EDM) aircraft in flight status.

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