May 11, 2010

Drone Helicopter Tested

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Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace Corporation took a K-MAX helicopter and transformed it into a UAV, hoping to use it for resupplying field troops. They took it on a test ride that included 4 cargo airdrops at a time from 300 - 400 ft. up using a four-hook carousel. A total of 11 tests were conducted with one time use aerodynamic decelerators at a cost of about $375 each time. The unmanned copter, after further development, can be used either during the day or at night to hide from the dreaded evils of war and can carry loads of up to 4,300 lb. at 15,000 ft.

Via Lockheed Martin

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 11, 2010 8:45 AM
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