Heavy Transport Helicopter (STH) for German Armed Forces

The challenge:

The Deutsche Luftwaffe (German air force) urgently needs a replacement for its long-in-the-tooth transport helicopter. One model, being used in Germany, requires extensive maintenance equipment to remain operational.


The customer:

Lockheed Martin


The solution:

Well-respected German technology companies such as HYDRO, Rheinmetall, MTU Aero Engines and Autoflug founded a German industry team to support the CH53K model from Sikorsky. The German STH team will make sure that the German armed forces have a powerful, operational helicopter available for the next decade. HYDRO will deliver chiefly ground support equipment, tools and service for the Sikorsky model.

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