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Farnborough 2012: Industry awaits K-Max decision

8th July 2012 - 07:00 GMT | by Andrew White in Washington, DC


Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace are awaiting a decision by the US Marine Corps (USMC) as to whether it wishes to extend the deployment of the K-Max UAS for cargo resupply in Afghanistan.

According to K-Max director of business development, Jim Naylor, the existing contract comprising the operation of the twin-rotor platform from Camp Dwyer, is set to conclude in September.

Speaking to Shephard, Naylor said: 'We have until September and then it is up to the USMC and they'll tell us what to do after that.

'We have the ability to extend if they want to but that's a

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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