About Lockheed Martin
Every day, our 110,000 employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. Whether it's protecting citizens or advancing the boundaries of science, these missions are some of the most important and challenging in the world. We bring an unwavering commitment to help our customers succeed, and it’s that sense of purpose and opportunity to make a difference in the world that drives us every day.
CH-53K Helicopter – The True Heavy Lift
The CH-53K King Stallion advances Sikorsky’s 50 years of manufacturing and operational success with its CH-53A, CH-53D/G, and CH-53E predecessors. Built to thrive on the modern battlefield, including shipboard operations, the CH-53K aircraft is designed to be intelligent, reliable, low maintenance and survivable in the most austere and remote forward operating bases.
CH-53K Heavy Lift Update
STH Project (Heavy Lift Helicopter) in Germany
With the all-new CH-53K being part of the Bundeswehr´s STH competition, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky and Rheinmetall have formed an industry team of more than 10 German companies, which includes MTU Aero Engines, Autoflug GmbH and Hydro Systems KG. The team will guarantee a significant workshare and a high degree of technological cooperation directly in Germany.
A Strong CH-53K Team: For Germany, By Germany
Simulation, Training, Technical Publications, MRO
Rheinmetall Aviation Services will provide all key services such as maintenance, repair, training and program support in Germany for the Heavy Transport Helicopter project, making it the Bundeswehr's main point of contact to ensure safe and effective operations of the CH-53K.
Engines, Engine Maintenance
MTU Aero Engines has developed the CH-53K engine (T408) jointly with GE, with an 18-percent share of the project. Production and final assembly of the engine for the German CH-53K program would take place in Germany. Additionally, MTU is responsible for engine maintenance over the helicopter's entire service life.
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Ground Support Equipment, Modern Capabilities
Hydro will deliver a wide range of ground support equipment to the CH-53K, including tripod-jacks with control unit, tow-bars, axle-jacks, service carts, airframe tooling, hoisting equipment, as well as service for maintenance equipment.
Crashworthy Troops Seats, Cabin Equipment, Medevac Interiors
AUTOFLUG will be involved in both the delivery and maintenance phases of the STH program, particularly in the areas of Crashworthy Troops Seats, Cabin Equipment, Medevac Interiors.
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CH-53K: The Latest News
New CH-53K simulator ready for training
Lockheed Martin delivered the first CH-53K training device to the U.S. Navy in April. The full-mission flight simulator will allow flight crews to train on the full scope of heavy lift missions.
C-130J Super Hercules
Many accomplishments, many capabilities … only one C-130J Super Hercules.
From the highest landing strip in the world to austere runways almost destroyed by natural disasters, the C-130J goes where other airlifters can’t, won’t or don’t go.
The C-130J isn’t a concept or in test phase. It isn’t a show horse. It’s a workhorse that’s in operation around the world, flying in every environment and mission scenario required every day and everywhere.
Proven. Ready. Unmatched.
KC-130J delivery to France
With this delivery, France joined a global community of KC-130J operators. In 2018, Germany announced the acquisition of a C-130J-30/KC-130J fleet, to be operated by a joint Franco-German squadron at Évreux-Fauville Air Base, France — making this first such operator relationship in C-130J history.
PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE)
The PAC-3 MSE expands the lethal battlespace with a two-pulse solid rocket motor to increase performance in altitude and range and effectively counter evolving threat advancements. It is the world’s most advanced and capable air defense missile, defending against Tactical Ballistic Missiles (TBMs), cruise missiles and aircraft. Ten nations – the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romania, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Korea, Bahrain and Germany – have signed agreements to procure PAC-3 MSE interceptors.