The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued a $6.6-million contract to Lockheed Martin for continued operational support of two K-Max unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
(Unmanned K-Max. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.)
The cargo resupply aircraft are deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will take place at NAVAIR’s Patuxent River, Md. base and various OCONUS locations. According to the Department of Defense, the contract is expected to run through September.
K-Max, Kaman Aerospace Corp.’s converted helicopter UAS, first entered service in Afghanistan to provide operationally piloted battlefield air cargo resupply for the U.S. military in 2011.