Marines Use Cargo UAS Capability In Retrograde Missions

By Lee Hudson / May 1, 2013 at 3:40 PM
As the drawdown of U.S. military forces in Afghanistan increases, the Marine Corps is using the K-MAX cargo unmanned air vehicle system as it begins breaking down forward operating bases throughout the country, a move that is reducing risk for Marines on the ground, according to a service official. The Marine Corps is using two Lockheed Martin/Kaman-built K-MAX systems in Afghanistan. The K-MAX is a government-owned/contractor-operated system. The Marines are now using the system for what they term "retrograde" efforts...

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