A Video Update on the CH-53K: December 2019

A compilation of test video showing how the CH-53K King Stallion delivers the capabilities needed by the U.S. Marine Corps. 12.16.2019 Video by Victoria Falcon  Naval Air Station Patuxent River For an archive of CH-53K articles, see the following: https://defense.info/system-type/rotor-and-tiltrotor-systems/ch-53k/ For a recent report on the CH-53K, see the following e-book:

CH-53K Plus TAGRS: Marines Shape New Expeditionary Basing Capabilities

By Robbin Laird Recently, the Marines tested their new forward base refueling system with the CH-53K. The two together provide new capabilities for forward refueling points or for expeditionary basing. According to the Marines: Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, employ a tactical aviation ground…

The CMV-22B Comes to the Large Deck Carrier

The video shows the arrival of the first CMV-22B at Naval Station North Island. The first CMV-22B Osprey assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 prepares to land at Naval Air Station North Island. VRM 30 was established in late 2018 to begin the Navy’s transition from the C-2A…

Carrier Support Begins a New Era: The Arrival of the CMV-22B to VRM 30

By Robbin Laird The first CMV-22B Osprey has arrived in San Diego at Naval Air Station North Island and is assigned to the “Titans” of Navy’s Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30. The squadron was stood up in 2018 to operate the CMV-22B as a replacement for the Navy’s legacy…

Digital Thread Design, Production and Sustainment: Shaping a 21st Century Build and Modernization Process

Sikorsky is working with NAVAIR and the USMC to deliver a new build heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K. This is a digital aircraft, unlike its predecessor the CH-53E which is a mechanical aircraft. What this means is that the aircraft is digitally designed, manufactured by a digital thread production process,…