On Oct. 21, the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed initial operational testing by the U.S. Marine Corps, which included external lift scenarios of 27,000 lbs. (12,200 kg) in hover and a 12,000 lb. (5,422 kg) 110 nautical mile radius mission. Ground events included embarkation / debarkation of combat equipped troops, internal and external cargo rigging, tactical bulk fuel delivery system operation and medical evacuation litter configuration. For more information on the CH-53K, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/ch53k.