Some aircraft are regarded as seminal, as having defined or shaped a market, as Boeing's 707 did for the jetliner and General Atomics' Predator has for unmanned aircraft. Such a status could be due the Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max helicopter as soon as unmanned cargo delivery becomes routine. Whether resupplying remote outposts in Afghanistan or testing autonomous technologies in the U.S., the K-Max is paving the way for everyday use of unmanned aircraft as transport systems. From ...

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