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QuadA2012: USMC looks to extend K-Max trial in Afghanistan

4th April 2012 - 00:41 GMT | by Darren Lake, Tony Osborne in Nashville, US


Lockheed Martin is believed to be working with the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to extend the deployment of the K-Max unmanned cargo helicopter in Afghanistan.

Two of the aircraft are in Afghanistan conducting a trial with the US Marine Corps (USMC) resupplying forward operating bases from Camp Dwyer near Garmsir. 

Speaking to Stars and Stripes recently Maj Kyle O'Connor, who is overseeing the trial in theatre, said that they are 'working hard' to extend the deployment in theatre because of the success of the trials.

Lockheed Martin did not confirm whether the aircraft’s time in theatre would be

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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