Navy League 2019: US Marine Corps Expects Rest of CH-53K Reprogramming Funds in July

The US Marine Corps expects the second half of a USD158 million reprogramming request for the CH-53K to arrive in July This funding will help the marines address a variety of issues that came up during flight testing The US Marine Corps (USMC) expects to receive in July the second half of a USD158 million above threshold reprogramming (ATR) action...
  • The US Marine Corps expects the second half of a USD158 million reprogramming request for the CH-53K to arrive in July
  • This funding will help the marines address a variety of issues that came up during flight testing

The US Marine Corps (USMC) expects to receive in July the second half of a USD158 million above threshold reprogramming (ATR) action for the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, according to a key officer.

Major General Greg Masiello, programme executive officer (PEO) for air, anti-submarine warfare, assault, and special missions, said on 6 May that the marine corps requested the additional funding when it discovered issues during aircraft flight testing last summer.

Source: www.janes.com