The new CH-53K King Stallion helicopter will be replacing the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has been used by the U.S. military since 1980.

Although the recent CH-53E crashes in Hawaii have not yet been tied to a particular cause, it appears that some commanders have safety concerns with the older models. Between May and September 2014 alone, there were 18 deaths as a result of 13 different aviation accidents.

Something needed to be done, so let’s hope that the CH-53K is the solution.

Watch as test pilots take the new bird for a spin.

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