Germany will continue to operate CH-53s till 2030

Germany intends to keep its CH-53 fleet running till 2030. To achieve that, it has awarded Airbus Helicopters a contract to retrofit 26 helicopters.

Sikorsky CH-53 ILA-2006 1
I, Igge [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Starting from this year, Airbus Helicopters will replace obsolescence parts with new components and the whole project will be completed by 2022.

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