Bourget 2013: The K-Max has delivered more than 1.5 million tons in Afghanistan

Le K-MAX, drone ravitailleur de l'U.S. Marine Corps.Here 1 year U.S. Navy deployed the K – MAX in Afghanistan drone. Built by Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace, this autonomous helicopter was tasked to refuel the troops. A good way to avoid IEDs, the improvised bombs placed by the Taliban on roads frequented by convoys of troops from NATO. Lockheed Martin says the savings generated by this means of transport. A K – MAX is theoretically capable of lifting 33,000 pounds and carry his load without risking the life of a human being. Its constructor has stressed that its drone has already delivered 3.5 million pounds in Afghanistan since the beginning of its deployment. A result that has however not made without case: a K-MAX crashed June 5, while delivering its load.

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