Sikorsky and Rheinmetall Team Up for German Helicopter Competition

02/06/18 06:30 AM EST
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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February 06, 2018 06:30 ET (11:30 GMT)

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