Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has awarded The Protective Group (TPG), a Point Blank Enterprises company, a contract to provide a high performance, light-weight crew protection kit for the new CH-53K U.S. Marine Corps King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter. The crew protection kit consists of individual ballistic panels installed beneath the cabin and ramp floor and within the cabin side frames.
The CH-53K is a dual-piloted, multi-engine helicopter that will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with improved heavy lift capability, reduced operating costs, and state of the art interoperability. The CH-53K has been developed to be a safe, survivable, and a reliable weapon systems platform.
"Our experience in rapid development and fielding of reliable light weight aircraft survivability solutions was key to Sikorsky's decision to select us as their CH-53K program partner," said Mark Edwards, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Point Blank Enterprises. "We are incredibly proud that Sikorsky selected us to provide a survivability package for such an important and long term program."
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