Unlike other helicopters, Lockheed Martin’s Kaman K-MAX Helicopter boasts interlinking rotors whose primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a maximum payload of 6,000 pounds. “The most unique thing is this aircraft can fly itself. These two particular aircraft were over in Afghanistan for almost three years flying unhanded, and moving almost five million pounds of cargo, keeping numerous convoys off the road, preventing any roadside attacks,” said Jerry McCawley, a Chief Pilot and Flight Safety Engineer with Lockheed Martin. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“It’s very resilient and can fly day or night. It’s out here in Yuma for future test and development with the Marines. It’s great now, and it’s only going to get better,” adds McCawley.