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LM targets US Army for K-Max technology

3rd June 2014 - 09:31 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Following the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR’s) decision to overlook the K-Max cargo UAS for its Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) effort, developers Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace are looking towards the US Army to utilise the autonomous technology.

In May, the ONR downselected Aurora Flight Sciences with an Unmanned Little Bird (ULB) to continue with the next stage of AACUS, a programme that is looking to develop autonomous technology which allows operators with no previous experience to fly a cargo-carrying UAV.

‘Although we are disappointed to hear we were not selected for the next phase of the Office of

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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