The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion is a large, heavy-lift cargo helicopter currently being developed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Marine Corps. The design features three 7,500 hp engines (50% more powerful than CH-53E’s engines), new composite rotor blades, and a wider aircraft cabin than previous CH-53 variants. It will be the largest and the most powerful helicopter in the U.S. military.
The projected price of a King Stallion will be $122 million a piece, a figure more than Lockheed Martin’s most recent published price of $95 million for the F-35A.
The CH-53K is scheduled to completely replace the current CH-53E Super Stallion by 2030.
Lots of planes (and military planes) cost more than the unit cost of the F35. The E2D Hawkeye, for one, KC46 tanker, 147 million each for the first two Low Rate Initial Production lots. Boeing 777, 230 to 320 million list price, yes I know, nobody pays list price.