A version of this article appears in the June 9 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Lockheed Martin’s Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopter will return from Afghanistan this month having proved the case for autonomous cargo resupply, but with the Pentagon’s plans for the capability far from clear. The surviving aircraft of two deployed in December 2011 to resupply remote U.S. Marine Corps forward operating bases will return to the U.S. soon, after 2.5 years of operations ...


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