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Heli-Expo 2012: K-Max proves worth in Afghanistan

13th February 2012 - 17:54 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Dallas, US

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Kaman is preparing to move its Unmanned K-Max helicopter into production in the event its current deployment to Afghanistan leads to a funded programme of record.

Speaking at the Heli-Expo exhibition in Dallas on 13 February, Kaman officials revealed that since deploying to Camp Dwyer in the Garmsir District in December 2011, the two K-Max aircraft have transported more than 190,000 pounds of cargo to two US Marine Corps forward operating bases (FOBs).

Kaman Helicopters division president Sal Bordonaro told Shephard that since its first mission of December 17, the K-Max had exceeded 100 flight hours in theatre.

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