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Marine Corps Demos Operational Heavy Lift Capability With King Stallion Helicopter; Lt.Col. Luke Frank Quoted

King Stallion

The U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the use of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for aircraft recovery missions, with a test that took place on Sept. 5. The King Stallion lifted and recovered an MH-60S Knighthawk from the White Mountains of California as part of an official heavy-lift mission, Naval Air Systems Command said Thursday.

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Booz Allen Appoints Matt Tarascio as Strategic Innovation Group Senior Vice President; Steve Escaravage Quoted

Matt Tarascio

Booz Allen Hamilton announced on Wednesday its appointment of Matt Tarascio as a senior vice president in the strategic innovation group (SIG). He will lead the analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) business in support of the Department of Defense (DOD) and spearhead Booz Allen’s efforts to accelerate the integration of analytics, data science and AI capabilities for public and private-sector missions.

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Army Council to Review Bell, Sikorsky FARA Design Iterations; Maj. Gen. Wally Rugen Quoted

FARA Concepts

Maj. Gen. Wally Rugen, director of the U.S. Army Future Vertical Lift Cross-Functional Team, said the branch's requirements oversight council is scheduled to review iterative designs of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft from Bell and Sikorsky next month. The two vendors are developing prototypes for the FARA competition as part of other transaction agreements awarded in March 2020.

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USAF Names New Combat Rescue Helicopter

The U.S. Air Force has named its newest Sikorsky-made rescue helicopter after the model's Vietnam-era predecessor. The HH-60W, now named Jolly Green II, succeeds the HH-3E Jolly Green helicopter that performed rescue operations during the Vietnam war, USAF said Thursday. The new helicopter would replace the existing HH-60G Pave Hawk.

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US Marines Log 1M Flight Hours With CH-53E Heavy Lift Helicopter

The U.S. Marine Corps has recorded 1 million flight hours for its CH-53E Super Stallion fleet since the heavy-lift helicopter platform, manufactured by Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, entered service in 1981. Marines have used the aircraft to transport personnel, vehicles and equipment during amphibious assault and long-range insertion missions. Naval Air Systems Command said Wednesday

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NAVAIR: New Presidential Helicopter Production to Start Soon

The Naval Air Systems Command will begin production for the Sikorsky VH-92A helicopter aircraft, USNI News reported Monday. The command received three helicopter units and is slated to make a milestone decision at the end of May in line with the aircraft's production. The military service expects the aircraft to enter initial operational capability in 2020 and full-production efforts in 2023.

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