The helicopter’s arrival to MCAS New River enters it into the Supportability Test Plan where Marines will conduct a logistics assessment on the maintenance, sustainment and overall aviation logistics support of the King Stallion.

The CH-53K is a new build aircraft with the same logistical footprint as the current CH-53E Super Stallion, but is fly-by-wire, software driven and it can lift three times more. – The Globe

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The CH-53K King Stallion