Kaman Offers Its K-Max Unmanned Helicopter to the Commercial Market – AIN

Heavy lift helicopter pioneer Kaman is advancing plans for a new unmanned production version of its K-Max rotorcraft. The company says the new model is set to meet demand for a variety of commercial and military missions that are not well suited to manned aircraft.

An early prototype of the K-Max unmanned air system has already proven its worth in this regard when it supported the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan, resupplying troops with 4.5 million pounds of cargo over 33 months.

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  1. Jonathan Hankins on December 19, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    God it’s ugly though…

  2. Stradivarious Hardhiantz on December 19, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    Cover more about #HeliExpo2020

  3. Tom Burish on December 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    So does no tail rotor mean no pedals? Just a collective and a stick? Seems that would make it super easy and simple to pilot!

  4. Chung, Winston on December 19, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Looks like a squished mosquito

  5. FitGeek on December 19, 2020 at 10:17 pm


  6. NIKOvbn on December 19, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    All i see in the video is manned.

  7. Dan Frederiksen on December 19, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    It’s just a little bit heinous. Does it have substantially greater lift for the rotor size than a single? Otherwise the simplicity argument doesn’t hold well when you need a huge rotor to replace a small one.

  8. Ирина Гендлер on December 19, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    Wow! This is the best product of aviation engineers! 👍🚁🚁🚁

  9. Joseph Astier on December 19, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Cool machine, interesting tale of how it won over the Marines.

  10. Amit Sunkur on December 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Happy to see kaman helicopter rising God bless

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