K-Max Helicopter

USA Kaman Lockheed Martin UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  Kaman / Lockheed Martin   
K-Max Helicopter
Use(s): battlefield cargo resupply Manufacturer: Kaman Aerospace Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp Powerplant: Honeywell T-53-17 gas turbine Weight: empty: 2,334kg, MTOW with external load: 5,443kg, MTOW without external load: 3,175kg Performance: maximum speed with external load: 148.2km/h, maximum speed without external load: 185.2km/h, maximum endurance 2hr 41 min, range with external load: 396.3km, range without external load: 494.5km Payload: maximum of 2,722kg of cargo on external hook Guidance/Tracking: portable antennae for LoS data links or satellite-based BLoS data links Launch: vertical Recovery: vertical GCS: ruggedised laptop, a single-seat cockpit is retained to allow manned operation Status: in development for possible employment by US military users



K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan

2013-06-14
K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan
An investigation is underway as to why aK-MAX unmanned helicoptercrashed in Afghanistan on June 5.

Drones move one step closer to unmanned pizza delivery

2013-05-13
Drones move one step closer to unmanned pizza delivery
CAMP BASTION, AFGHANISTAN—The small group of U.S. marines at a remote base in northern Helmand province was running low on ammunition after days of fierce fighting.


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