Spirit AeroSystems is celebrating the rollout of the first Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage at a ceremony at its Wichita plant Thursday.
The helicopter will be be used by the U.S. Marine Corps. It will provide improved heavy lift capability, reduced operating costs and state-of-the-art interoperability, Spirit officials say.
“The CH-53K is designed to be a safe, survivable, and reliable weapon system in service,” the company said. It can operate day or night, in battlefield conditions and adverse weather.
It will be able to deliver heavy equipment, supplies and people.