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AUVSI 2016: Sikorsky eyes K-MAX technology

5th May 2016 - 18:54 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in New Orleans

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Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky are set to leverage each other’s autonomous technologies following their merger last year, potentially creating a powerhouse in the industry for robotic aircraft development.

The two companies have spent several years maturing autonomous systems, with Lockheed Martin developing a converted Kaman K-MAX aircraft, and Sikorsky developing its Matrix technology that has been fitted to both the civil S-76 helicopter and UH-60 Black Hawk. 

‘The whole thing excites me and I think [Sikorsky is] very happy to be able to reach in and talk to the K-MAX team,’ said Jay McConville, Lockheed Martin’s director of business development …

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