Problems reported with Navy's newest aircraft fleet

Stratford-based Sikorsky's newest heavy lift helicopter - the CH-53K King Stallion - is reportedly facing some technical difficulties.The Navy is expected to buy 200 of

The Navy is expected to buy 200 of the aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps in a program that could be worth $25 billion.

The Navy is expected to buy 200 of the aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps in a program that could be worth $25 billion. (7/16/15)

STRATFORD - Stratford-based Sikorsky's newest heavy lift helicopter - the CH-53K King Stallion - is reportedly facing some technical difficulties.

The Navy is expected to buy 200 of the aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps in a program that could be worth $25 billion, but published reports say it had its first flight delayed due to gearbox problems.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that United Technologies Corp. is near a deal with Lockheed Martin to sell Sikorsky.

 

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