U.S. Navy has completed the test trials with helicopter transport unmanned K-MAX in Afghanistan and obtained the results were extremely positive.
The military experts call this a new era in world aviation history, when the transport helicopter unmanned been successfully tested. Accordingly, K-MAX aircraft has completed the task of providing goods and ready to be deployed and fully operational without pilot control.
If implemented, this aircraft will reduce the risk to pilots. Also, it can perform the task by flying into the danger zone is a remote control.
Helicopter K-MAX unmanned U.S. military.
Transport helicopters unmanned K-MAX is a product of Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace. It can fly in the manned mode, remote control or programmable preset fly. In addition, the K-MAX 2.5 tonnes weight may increase the amount of up to 3.5 tons of cargo move long distances over 400 km.
Thanks to the two crossed blades should lift the K-MAX is very much increased, while the size of the aircraft does not become too cumbersome. In addition, the system allows it to hook to carry a variety of goods during the move. If you use the remote control, the aircraft will receive orders through the system of global positioning satellite GPS.
The military officials said the aircraft will mainly operate at night with large ceiling to avoid the possibility of small weapons attacks. It will also act as a small truck, by just moving the tonnage of goods is not too large.
As expected, the K-MAX will be serving in Afghanistan in six months, to the U.S. military can provide the comprehensive evaluation of new types of weapons. However, the more likely it will soon be approved and included in the payroll of the U.S. military operation.
Video test helicopter unmanned K-MAX.