The new Sikorsky CH-53K resembles its predecessors which have been in service with the United States Marine Corps since the Vietnam War. But the similarities are only superficial, according to Lt. Gen. Mark Wise.
The CH-53K is the successor to the CH-53E Super Stallion, which first flew in 1974. But the advancement in technology means it’s essentially a whole new aircraft, Wise said.
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