Germany Picks CH-53K , CH-47F as Options for New Helo

GÖTTINGEN, Germany — The German armed forces has shortlisted the CH-53K from Sikorsky and the CH-47F Chinook from Boeing as potential successors to its aging fleet of CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters, a spokesman for the German Air Force confirmed.

A selection should be made by the end of this year, the spokesman said, but added there is currently no favorite.

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