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Kaman forecasts tenfold return on new KARGO expeditionary UAV

13th May 2022 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in Belfast

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The Kaman KARGO medium-lift UAV has been designed for expeditionary resupply missions (Photo: Kaman)

As development of Kaman's KARGO UAV continues at pace, the company is anticipating high demand based on interest from the USMC and talks with the US Air Force and US Army.

After self-funding manufacture of the KARGO medium-lift expeditionary logistics UAV, Kaman is confident it can make a tenfold return on the programme and secure a future production contract with the USMC.

Purpose-built for resupply missions, the quadcopter UAV offers an 800lb (363kg) loading capacity, a range beyond 500nmi and payload options including a conformal pod and external long line.

The aircraft has also been designed to be ship-stored in a standard shipping container and features a range of autonomous capabilities like sense and avoid, precision landing and navigation in GPS-denied environments.

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