The H-53 family of heavy lift helicopters combines power and versatility like nothing else that flies. They are at home in searing desert heat, arctic cold and everything in between. Flying a range of missions, including carrying cargo, vehicles, artillery and troops, the H-53 is designed to operate on land or at sea. These aircraft provide a key capability that facilitates the United States Marine Corps’ Sea Basing strategy. With the May 5th, 2014 roll out of the all new CH-53K, the United States Marine Corps’ launches the next generation of heavy lift that will extend the H-53 legacy well into the future.