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Kaman to reactivate USMC K-MAX helicopters

3rd May 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Kaman Aerospace has received a contract to reactivate two US Marine Corps (USMC) K-MAX helicopters to flight-ready status, the company announced on 1 May.

The USMC recently finalised plans to return the two CQ-24A K-MAX helicopters to flight readiness and install next-generation advanced autonomous technology to support future unmanned efforts.  

Under the contract, Kaman Aerospace will transport the two helicopters from Yuma, Arizona, where they are currently located, to Bloomfield, Connecticut, where they will be reactivated to flight-ready status. Once the aircraft are operational, the USMC and Kaman will continue to collaborate to develop and integrate next-generation autonomous technology.

The two helicopters served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2011 to 2013 where they exclusively flew unmanned combat resupply and logistical support missions.

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