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Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty

Representing the 5th District of Connecticut

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Connecticut Delegation Applauds Start of Connecticut Production of CH-53K Helicopters

September 6, 2017
Press Release

(Hartford, CT) – The Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced today that Sikorsky has signed a $304 million contract with the U.S. Navy enabling Sikorsky to begin Connecticut construction of the first two production CH-53K “King Stallion” helicopters. The Marine Corps plans to procure 200 of these heavy lift helicopters from Sikorsky. 
 
“With this $304 million contract, Connecticut workers can now get to work building the first two production CH-53K helicopters—the premier heavy lift helicopter that will bring significant capability and reliability to our Armed Forces. This helicopter is the future of Sikorsky’s Connecticut production line and will keep high-skilled, good paying jobs in Stratford and across the state for decades to come. We will continue to fight for robust funding for the CH-53K program—keeping Sikorsky’s Connecticut workers on the job and ensuring our service members receive the best technology available,” the delegation stated. 

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