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K-MAX conducts first collaborative CASEVAC mission

30th April 2015 - 11:49 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


An unmanned variant of the Kaman Aerospace K-MAX cargo helicopter has demonstrated for the first time its ability to conduct a collaborative casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) mission alongside an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV).

A team made up of Lockheed Martin, Kaman Aerospace and autonomy experts Neya Systems carried out the air/ground demonstration on March 26, as part of ongoing research looking at expanding the role of the unmanned K-MAX platform in both military and civil roles.

During the CASEVAC demonstration, a medic used an Android device supplied by Neya Systems to respond to a distress signal and send a UGV to

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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