21 August 2014
The U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin have successfully tested the capability of the K-Max unmanned helicopter to deliver an autonomous ground vehicle. According to Flightglobal, during the “Extending the Reach of the Warfighter through Robotics” testing, the K-Max delivered the Squad Mission Support System, which weighs up to 5,000 lbs, via a slingload. “The synergistic use of unmanned air and ground vehicles will give warfighters a larger operational reach, and allow execution of missions that are currently performed at great risk,” Flightglobal quoted Paul Rogers, the army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center director, as saying. (Image Credit: Lockheed Martin)
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