Kaman Conducts First Flight of its Uncrewed K-Max Titan Helicopter Written 27 April 2021


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

FlightGlobal reports that Kaman said Monday that it has flown its uncrewed K-Max Titan helicopter for the first time April 21. The helicopter “was controlled from the ground with a safety pilot on-board during its debut flight, Kaman said.” Kaman “says the unmanned variant is intended to expand the operating envelope of the helicopter to include ‘any location and any type of weather.’” The helicopter “could be used for firefighting, humanitarian assistance or distributed logistics, the company says.” The company “believes it can achieve US Federal Aviation Administration certification of the K-Max Titan in the next 18-24 months
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