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Unmanned Systems Asia 2019: Kaman maxing out unmanned options

11th April 2019 - 10:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in SIngapore


With the restart of production lines for Kaman Aerospace’s K-Max optionally piloted rotorcraft, the company considers civil markets for applications such as fire-fighting to be promising for the platform.

The K-Max is also undergoing a redesign of many of its systems, including the flight control software and GCS, with the updated platform intended to be lighter, cheaper and more reliable.

Some advantages of the aircraft when configured for unmanned flight during fire-fighting operations included the removal of health hazards for pilots caused by smoke and hampered visibility during lowlight environmental conditions.

With wildfires increasingly common in the US, but

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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