Kaman Aerospace and Lockheed Martin have successfully transformed Kaman’s proven K-MAX power lift helicopter into an unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Its mission: battlefield cargo re-supply.
As a UAS, the unmanned K-MAX can lift and deliver a full 6,000 lb of cargo at sea level, or more than 4,000 lb at 15,000 ft density altitude. And it does so with autonomous flight capability.
Flight autonomy allows the UAS to safely deliver sling loads to multiple, beyond line-of-sight drop zones, and return to home base — all during a single flight and with minimal ground operator oversight.