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Spectrum provides the breakaway valves, pressure switches, indicators and hydraulic subassemblies for this new aircraft.

Sikorsky recently completed the first CH-53K at its Stratford, Connecticut, plant where production of the heavy-lift aircraft is set to ramp up to meet the U.S. Marine Corps fleet requirement of 200 aircraft.

A ceremony marking the completion and delivery to the Marine Corps was held Sept. 24 at the Connecticut plant where Sikorsky also builds the UH-60 Black Hawk.