Sikorsky and Rheinmetall Team Up for German Helicopter Competition
By Alberto Delclaux
Sikorsky, part of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT), and Germany's Rheinmetall AG (RHM.XE) will team up for the German air force's new heavy-lift helicopter competition, presenting Sikorsky's CH-53K aircraft, the companies said Tuesday.
The CH-53K is used for humanitarian aid and troop transport, among other missions, and the U.S. Marine Corps will field it as a fully operational aircraft in 2019, Sikorsky said.
The companies said they're looking into leading a team with more German partners, to provide maintenance, training and other support to the helicopter program.
Germany's armed forces already operate its CH-53G helicopters.
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