Sen. Kelly Applauds Sikorsky’s First Delivery of a Connecticut-Built CH-53K King Stallion to the U.S. Marine Corps

September 24, 2021

STRATFORD – Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) today joined Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo, state and local officials, and Sikorsky workers to celebrate the first delivery of a CH-53K KING STALLION helicopter from the Stratford-based Connecticut headquarters to the United States Marine Corps. Sen. Kelly released the following statement:


“Connecticut has a rich history as a world leader in flight. The best helicopters in the world are made right here, by the most talented workforce. This delivery is a testament to our local workers and the continued innovation right here in Stratford that enables the production of the best goods and services to keep our nation and those who serve it safe. This helicopter can help our Marines, save refugees, and provide humanitarian aid all around the world. The production of this helicopter was made possible through the partnership between the state, Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, the Teamsters and labor. This shows the type of teamwork we need to rebuild our economy.”