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Newsletter #313     | News

MCAS Yuma Welcomes K-MAX


Two Kaman/Lockheed-Martin CQ-24A K-MAX unmanned helicopters from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 arrived at Marine Corp Air Station Yuma in Arizona


  • Two Kaman/Lockheed-Martin CQ-24A K-MAX unmanned helicopters from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 arrived at Marine Corp Air Station Yuma in Arizona
  • MCAS Yuma Welcomes K-MAX


US Marine Corps, May 07, 2016 - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION YUMA, Ariz. by Lance Cpl Brendan King - The Marine Corps’ first two Kaman K-MAX Helicopters arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. May 7, 2016.

The Kaman K-MAX Helicopter is very unique in many different ways, such as its purpose and design. It is a helicopter with interlinking rotors whose primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a maximum lift payload of 6,000 pounds.

“The most unique thing is this aircraft can fly itself,” said Jerry McCawley, a Chief Pilot and Flight Safety Engineer with Lockheed Martin. “These two particular aircraft were over in Afghanistan for almost three years flying unhanded, and moving almost five million pounds of cargo, keeping numerous convoys off the road, preventing any roadside attacks.”

The K-MAX will utilize MCAS Yuma’s training ranges in both Arizona and California, and will soon have an integral part in testing and operations.

As MCAS Yuma continues expanding its scope of operations, the K-MAX will continue revolutionizing expeditionary Marine air-ground combat power in all environments.

“It’s very resilient and can fly day or night,” said McCawley. “It’s out here in Yuma for future test and development with the Marines. It’s great now, and it’s only going to get better.”

The K-MAX will be added to MCAS Yuma’s already vast collection of military aircraft, strengthening training, testing and operations across the Marine Corps.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Kaman K-MAX 169221 169222     ( US Marine Corps )

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Kaman K-MAX in USUS Marine Corps
VMX-22 US Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Two US Marine Corps
US MCAS Yuma

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