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Kaman K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
« on: January 31, 2020, 04:56:33 PM »
Kaman K-MAX advances civil and military autonomous flight programs | Air Recognition - 29 January 2020 11:48
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Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation announced the advancement of its military and commercial K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs. Kaman continues the development of the next generation of K-MAX UAS to support US Marine Corps future operating concepts.

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The first unmanned K-MAX served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011 to 2013. The 33-month experiment saved numerous lives and proved the concept and value of unmanned aerial logistics. The two USMC K-MAX air vehicles are being upgraded through a contract with the US Navy and will include enhanced autonomous capabilities including a new unmanned system, ground control station, and sensor-based autonomy.


K-Max (Picture source: United States Marine Corps)
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A USMC K-MAX aircraft during a flight operation (Picture Source: Kaman Aerospace)


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Re: Kaman K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 04:58:15 PM »
http://defenseph.net/drp/index.php?topic=252.msg18115#msg18115

https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/rotorhub/kaman-receives-new-k-max-simulator/

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Kaman receives new K-Max simulator
5th September 2019 - 08:30 GMT

Entrol has delivered a Level 5 simulator to Kaman Aerospace for its K-Max helicopter, which has been installed at the OEM’s Bloomfield, Connecticut site.

The production of the K-Max heavy-lift rotorcraft resumed in 2015, and the new simulator will be used for transition training for the type, incorporated into the K-Max initial and recurrent flight training syllabus.