Gearbox Excellence: RENK Systems Takes Lead in $49M CH-53K Helicopter Development
RENK Systems Corp., Camby, Indiana, is awarded a $49,041,711 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the design, development, fabrication, and testing of three test stands to include: one for testing the main gearbox assembly, one for testing the tail/intermediate gearbox assemblies, and one for testing the nose gearbox assemblies, as well as associated logistics, calibration, maintenance, and sustainment support; equipment and installation of equipment; end item spares; technical and operational manuals; and associated data in support of the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter for the Navy and Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Augsburg, Germany, and is expected to be completed in November 2025. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $49,041,711 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via an electronic request for proposal; two offers were received. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (N6833524C0088).