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Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter Makes it’s First Combat Cargo Flight in Afghanistan

Posted: December 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Aviation News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter Makes it’s First Combat Cargo Flight in Afghanistan

Kaman Lockheed Martin Unmanned K-Max

The ubercool unmanned Kaman K-MAX synchropter – intermeshing rotored helicopter – has made its first combat mission in Afghanistan. Designed to reduce the reliance on unreliable road transportation, often targeted by IED – improvised explosive device – strikes when resupplying front-line troops in remote areas and manned aircraft that place their crews in danger, the unmanned aircraft is a modified K-MAX helicopter with the ability to lift a payload of over 6,000 pounds/2,720 kg. Read the full article »»»»