Recently described by the US Marine Corps as the most powerful helicopter the United States has ever fielded, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion will also be the largest, the company said.
UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is providing a number of technologies from its Power Transmission Systems business unit that are designed to improve the platform´s performance and reliability.
In addition, the company also provides the King Stallion´s disconnect mechanism, which decouples the drive shaft in the tail and assists in allowing it to fold automatically when the pilot presses a button in the cockpit. By folding its main rotor as well, the CH-53K is thus fully shipboard compatible, capable of operating on the busy and crowded flight decks of aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships, and then folding into a compact size to enable storage and maintenance to be performed either on deck or in the limited space of shipboard hangars.
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world´s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
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