Kaman Receives Orders For, Plans Tests Of K-Max UAS Written 29 January 2020


Unmanned K-MAX flown by the US Marines. | George Melendez / Wikipedia; public domain

Aviation International News reports that Kaman Aerospace reported on Tuesday that it “is advancing its military and commercial K-Max [uncrewed] aerial system (UAS) – an autonomously flown version of the K-Max utility helicopter.” Kaman Air Vehicle Senior Director of Business Development Romin Dasmalchi indicated that Kaman “is updating those two helicopters under a U.S. Navy contract to ‘leverage advancements in [uncrewed] technologies, and add new autonomy capabilities.’” Kaman is also “developing a new K-Max UAS kit for commercial applications, with first flight slated for the third quarter. Kit deliveries to launch customers Georgia-based Helicopter Express and Oregon’s Swanson Group Aviation are scheduled for 2021.”
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