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USMC Uses Kaman K-Max Helicopters for Autonomous Cargo Deliveries

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In 2011, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) began their first experiments with the Kaman K-Max helicopter in Afghanistan. The shortage of helicopter pilots has ultimately lead the USMC to further research autonomous operations. The unmanned flight control systems were developed by Lockheed Martin and Kaman, jointly. After initial trial runs were proven to be successful, the helicopters continued operations …

The Largest Helicopters in the World

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Helicopters were designed to be some of the most versatile machinery utilized by civilians and military around the world. The following are the largest helicopters known to man.   Mi-26 (Halo) This Soviet/Russian aircraft is famously known for the containment efforts of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident in 1986. It is the largest and most powerful helicopter to have gone into series …

The Boeing MH-139 Set to Replace Air Force Helicopters

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The Boeing MH-139 helicopter is expected to be the latest in aviation technology for the United States Air Force (USAF). The helicopter will replace the existing one and offer the latest in military advancements to stay ahead of its time.  Boeing and Leonardo are partnering together in the creation of the MH-139 designed specifically for USAF. The MH-139 is derived …

The Airbus AS350: A Quietly Impressive Helicopter

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The Airbus AS350, a single-engine light utility helicopter designed and manufactured in France by Aérospatiale and Eurocopter, which is now Airbus Helicopters, conducted its maiden voyage on June 27, 1974, powered by a Lycoming LTS101 turboshaft engine in Marignane, France. The AS350 has been further developed over time, though the aircraft’s design is still the same. The rotor system, power …

Royal Thai Air Force Beefs Up Helicopter Fleet

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The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will expand their helicopter fleet with a recent order. The Air Force is ordering the helicopters through the company Airbus. A total of six helicopters have been placed. The order of four more H225 Airbus helicopters expands the order. The order is expected to be completed by 2021. After the RTAF acquires these four …