MH-53E

FRCE supports fleet through Sikorsky H-53 partnership

FRCE supports fleet through Sikorsky H-53 partnership

9-Nov-2021Source: NAVAIR

A partnership between Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and Sikorsky is helping meet the fleet’s needs for critical parts for CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon heavy-lift helicopters. Under a performance-based logistics contract that is part of a public-private partnership (PPP) between FRCE and Sikorsky, the depot’s artisans provide the skilled labor required to... Read more

HM-12 Welcomes New Commanding Officer

HM-12 Welcomes New Commanding Officer

6-Aug-2021Source: US Navy

The “Sea Dragons” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 12 stationed aboard Naval Station Norfolk, held a change of command ceremony, July 22, to mark a transition of command leadership. During the change of command event, Cmdr. Andrea M. Ragusa, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, assumed all duties and responsibilities as the HM-12 commanding officer from... Read more

HM-12 mine countermeasures squadron train for aerial firefighting

HM-12 mine countermeasures squadron train for aerial firefighting

13-Oct-2020Source: US Navy

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 12 successfully tested, trained, and qualified their squadron and aircrew from three separate squadrons on the use of the Bambi Bucket to support aerial firefighting missions, if tasked, on the East Coast, Oct. 8. The MH-53E is the only rotary aircraft in the U.S. Navy with the capability to airlift... Read more

Sikorsky Wins $717 Million Award

Sikorsky Wins $717 Million Award

26-Nov-2018Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was awarded a performance-based logistics contract with a value of $717 million. The contract will provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of in-service CH-53E Super Stallions and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters. The H-53E is a battle proven heavy-lift helicopter continuing to support the U.S. Marine Corps... Read more

Technical Systems Integration Inc Awarded $11M contract for MH-53E MK-105 Gear Repair

Technical Systems Integration Inc Awarded $11M contract for MH-53E MK-105 Gear Repair

24-Aug-2018Source: US DoD

Technical Systems Integration Inc.,* Chesapeake, Virginia, is awarded a $10,585,142 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for depot-level repair, overhaul, and modification for the MK-105 magnetic minesweeping gear.  The MK105 Magnetic Influence Minesweeping System is a high-speed catamaran hydrofoil platform which is towed behind the MH-53E helicopter and is used to sweep magnetic influence mines.  This contract includes... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

7-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $38,738,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0001) against a basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-17-G-C101) for CH/MH-53E tail rotor blades. This is a single, stand-alone contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is Connecticut, with a Sept.... Read more

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

30-May-2017Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received a contract from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to provide maintenance repair and overhaul services for tow hook assemblies used on the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the U.S. Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft. CPI Aero will tear down, inspect,... Read more

Sikorsky Agrees to Fatal Crash Settlement

Sikorsky Agrees to Fatal Crash Settlement

19-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky was sued on the terms of wrongful death and negligence in 2014 and has recently agreed to a “settlement in principle” reports My San Antonio. The MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed on January 8th 2014 off the Virginia Beach Coast and killed three of its crew members; Lt.  Sean Snyder, 39, Lt. Wesley Van Dorn,... Read more

Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

2-Mar-2016Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has increased its support of legacy aircraft with several key project updates. “We have more than 200 mechanics and engineers on our team at Erickson,” said Kerry Jarandson, Erickson’s Vice President of MRO and Manufacturing. “They have taken our existing offering of services for legacy aircraft, and... Read more

Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

7-Jan-2016Source: Erickson

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected as a subcontractor by Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies (ACET) for the refurbishment of two MH-53E helicopters, in support of the United States Navy Heavy Lift Helicopter Program. “Erickson is pleased to partner with ACET in support of this project,” said Jeff... Read more

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

1-Oct-2015Source: PilotOnline

Having been disestablished in 1994, HM-12 will once again serve as a fleet replacement squadron, where new pilots and crew members go to learn how to fly their designated aircraft. See full story... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

20-Jul-2015Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems. The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search minehunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter.... Read more

US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

1-Jun-2015Source: Reuters

May 27 The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had signed a deal with Japan to buy components from two decommissioned, U.S.-built MH-53E heavy-lift helicopters operated by the Asian country, and other spare parts to help service its own aging fleet of H-53 aircraft. See Full Story... Read more

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

10-Feb-2015Source: US Navy

Issued Feb 6th –  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership conducted a review board at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Feb. 6, 2015, to determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures that were put in place after the January 2014 MH-53E mishap. After an initial assessment by NAVAIR’s Heavy Lift Helicopters Program (PMA-261), the in-service support... Read more

Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

1-Oct-2014Source: US DoD

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $8,692,133 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0032 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0018) for integration of one Operational Flight Program for the Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation software upgrade program for the MH-53E Type Model Series aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids,... Read more

MH-53E Sea Dragon – Troubled past, uncertain future

MH-53E Sea Dragon – Troubled past, uncertain future

22-Feb-2014Source: Virginian Pilot

The US Navy have reportedly decided to develop a replacement to the MH-53E rather than invest a significant amount of money to keep the helicopters flying – see full story... Read more

Navy divers, sailors awarded for MH-53E recovery and salvage

Navy divers, sailors awarded for MH-53E recovery and salvage

10-Feb-2014Source: USMC

Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, presented awards to sailors and Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU2) Feb. 6 for salvaging last month’s downed MH-53E helicopter and recovering a missing aviator. Gortney also congratulated MDSU2 on other recent mission highlights including salvaging a downed U.S. Air Force F-16C Falcon... Read more

Engility Corp awarded $9.7M contract for support to MH-53, VXX and VH Executive programs

Engility Corp awarded $9.7M contract for support to MH-53, VXX and VH Executive programs

30-Nov-2012Source: US DoD

Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $9,746,234 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and engineering support services in the areas of requirement specification, design, implementation, test, management, and maintenance of laboratory/information system and project/program related software in support of the VH Executive Transportation Program, the MH-53 program, the VXX program, and Avionics System... Read more

GE awarded $95M in contracts for H-53 engines

GE awarded $95M in contracts for H-53 engines

26-Sep-2012Source: US DoD

General Electric, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded an $83,444,847 requirements contract for repair of 16 T-64 engine components supporting CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters.  In addition to providing spare parts required for repairs, the contract will provide manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East.  Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C.... Read more

Eaton’s Arc-Alert™ Technology to Improve Safety, Lifecycle Cost for H-53 Retrofit Program

Eaton’s Arc-Alert™ Technology to Improve Safety, Lifecycle Cost for H-53 Retrofit Program

3-Sep-2012Source: Eaton

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide Arc-Alertâ„¢ aircraft fault-protection technology as part of a military retrofit program. Eaton will provide new arc-fault circuit breakers for 219 rotorcraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps, including CH-53D, CH-53E and MH-53E helicopters. The value of the contract has... Read more

New MH-53E desktop trainer developed for Sea Dragon aviators

New MH-53E desktop trainer developed for Sea Dragon aviators

13-Sep-2011Source: US Navy

Naval Aviation Training Systems program office (PMA-205), and industry partners have developed a portable, desktop trainer, or DTT, to assist Sea Dragon pilots with navigation, communication and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) training. The trainer is at the beginning of a naval aviation trend toward having DTTs for aircraft with glass cockpits, according to Rick Anderson,... Read more

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