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Helicopter CH-53K with a complex of protection AN / ALE-47 is being tested in the USA

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The new heavy helicopter CH-53K King Stallion has already scored five hundred hours of total flying time, while completing the tests aviation passive counteraction system AN / ALE-47.


The CH-53K is designed to replace the CH-53E helicopters in the United States Marine Corps, which have been in service for nearly forty years. King Stallion has undergone several improvements over obsolete modifications, in particular, he received a "digital cockpit" and updated flight controls. A helicopter can transport more than 12 tons over a distance of more than 200 km.

According to manufacturers, CH-53K is designed to be “smart”, reliable, requiring minimal maintenance and suitable for working at remote advanced bases with the most severe service conditions. The helicopter was manufactured in accordance with the standards of the United States Marine Corps, and is expected to become for it the most important logistics element both at sea and on land. It will allow to transfer troops and equipment from ship to shore faster and more efficiently than before.

AN / ALE-47 is an aviation complex for countering infrared and radar heads of homing missiles. It is actively used on aircraft of the US armed forces, as well as the military of other countries. Using this technology will improve the safety of the rotorcraft during operations.
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Facebook / USMC CH-53K King Stallion
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 18 November 2019 13: 32 New
    +2
    I would like information on the experience of the combat use of the aforementioned complex. And so yes, well done, upgrade ....
    1. rich
      rich 18 November 2019 13: 41 New
      +4


      Specifications Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion.
      Crew: 5 people (depending on version);
      Capacity: 55 people (depending on version);
      helicopter length: 30,2 m (depending on version).
      The height of the helicopter: 8,46 m .;
      The diameter of the rotor: 24 m (depending on version).
      Weight of empty helicopter: 15070 kg. (Depending on version);
      Maximum takeoff weight: 33600 kg. (Depending on version);
      Cruising speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
      Maximum flight speed: 345 km \ h. (Depending on version);
      Maximum flight distance: 865 km .;
      Maximum flight height: 4900 m .;
      Power plant: 3 × General Electric GE38-1B three General Electric GE38-1B turboshaft aircraft engines, each of which is capable of developing a power of 7500 hp, which is one of the reasons for the relatively high carrying capacity of this aircraft.
      1. Private-K
        Private-K 18 November 2019 13: 53 New
        +1
        And what is the unit price?
        1. rich
          rich 18 November 2019 13: 59 New
          +7
          each worth 138,5 million dollars
          link: //topwar.ru/113935-stoimost-vertoleta-ch-53k-king-stallion-prevysila-stoimost-f-35.html
          but if you take wholesale a flyer to a night club as a gift wink

          1. Private-K
            Private-K 18 November 2019 20: 56 New
            +2
            3-fold price difference with the Mi-26. New.
            Well, let it be stuffed with modern avionics, etc., the most-most ... But, anyway, a lot for a transport helicopter, albeit a heavyweight.
  2. Private-K
    Private-K 18 November 2019 13: 56 New
    +1
    Well, this helicopter basically turned out to be very successful.
    New modification - which is already in a row? - A completely new filling of the old fuselage.
    IMHO - a dead end. Could already make a new fuselage - more practical and meet new requirements.
    By the way, the Russian Federation would also not hurt, finally, to fully improve the Mi-8 fuselage ...
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 18 November 2019 14: 09 New
      0
      Why, is it
      Quote: Private-K
      dead end
      .
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 18 November 2019 14: 16 New
        -1
        Quote: Vladimir_2U
        Why, is it
        Quote: Private-K
        dead end
        .

        And what is so dead end about him?
        1. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 18 November 2019 14: 23 New
          0
          Not a question for me, but for Private-K (Oleg). )) More closely pzhlst.
        2. Private-K
          Private-K 18 November 2019 20: 34 New
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          There is nothing to pour new wine into old wineskins.
          Sn-53 is almost the same year as the Mi-6.
          And its fuselage was created according to the then "fashion", within the framework of the then technical capabilities. A modern transport helicopter should look different. To start, at least, with a narrow cargo compartment (less than 2 m) for such a giant, which does not allow transporting cars and equipment with a larger size.
          1. ProkletyiPirat
            ProkletyiPirat 18 November 2019 22: 54 New
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            Well, even now he can transport them on an external sling, but the small cargo compartment is caused by the limitation of the external dimensions allowing the helicopter to be transported inside the BTA, but our Mi-26 does not fit into the An-124, therefore, in war conditions, we cannot use 26, for the same reason and for export they do not take it, because neither repair nor military delivery ...
            1. Private-K
              Private-K 18 November 2019 23: 44 New
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              External suspension is immediately a sharp flight restrictions. And besides - the transferred device must be unpacked - time wasted.

              And who now generally buys heavy helicopters? So, in homeopathic quantities. It’s easier to outsource. This is for civilian purposes. And for the military: landing on strands is a prerogative strictly for large boys whom on the fingers of one hand can be counted. For naval tasks - even fewer wealthy clients.

              The fact that the Mi-26 does not fit into the cabin of a heavy military-technical vehicle is a limitation on strategic maneuverability - and that’s all; but not what you wrote at all. And do not forget that the helicopter itself can fly large distances by the shuttle method - which has been practiced more than once on transfer.

              The Americans have already twice raised the question of replacing the CH-53 with a new model. But it doesn’t work out. The command of the Navy and the ILC believes that it is too risky to put several tens of billions into the development of a new one - it may not work (Sikorsky’s grandfather has long been gone). They prefer to patch-roll devices of 40 years of age.
  3. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 18 November 2019 14: 26 New
    +1
    Protection complex AN / ALE-47 laughing
  4. Gray brother
    Gray brother 18 November 2019 15: 33 New
    -1
    "Vitebsk" cosplaying)))
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