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CH-53K Demonstrates Dual Hook Jettison for First Time

12/21/2017

For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000 lb. load. 

The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation's Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, 

Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model aircraft in test and one Ground Test Vehicle; combined the aircraft have logged more than 650 flight hours.

Date: 
12/21/2017
Companies & Organizations: Sikorsky Aircraft
Defense Products & Services Sectors: 
Sources of Information: 

US Naval Air Systems Command

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