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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: FIREMAX
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Kaman Aerospace
Parent System: K-MAX
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1994
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Kaman Aerospace K-MAX is a single-engine, medium-lift helicopter specifically designed to perform external lift of cargo and equipment at extreme conditions. This aircraft is suitable for firefighting, disaster relief, search and rescue, mobilization and logistics, construction/repair of oil rig and pipeline or power lines, and timber harvesting. The aircraft design simplicity has resulted in fewer aircraft systems. Powered by a single Honeywell T53-17 gas turbine that drives two counter-rotating intermeshing two-blade main rotors, the K-MAX can lift up to 6,000 pounds of load while operating at high altitude and hot climate.

The K-MAX helicopter was certified in 1994 and has been sold to customers in 10 countries. Kaman Aerospace has developed the FIREMAX firefighting helicopter based upon K-MAX and fitted out with a water/foam 700-gallon tank.

K-MAX Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Consumption: 82 gal/hr
Fuselage Diameter: 3.80 meter (12.5 foot)
Height: 4.10 meter (161 inch)
Length: 15.9 meter (624 inch)
Ceiling: 15,000 foot (4,572 meter)
Hovering Ceiling: 4,000 foot (1,219 meter)
Max Range: 267 nautical mile (307 mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 1,800 shp (1,343 kW)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 100 knot (185 kph)
Flight Endurance: 161 minute (2.68 hour)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 229 galon (868 liter)
Cargo Hook Capacity: 6,000 pound (2,722 kilogram)
Empty Weight: 5,145 pound (2,334 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 12,000 pound (5.44 ton)
Payload: 6,855 pound (3,109 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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K-MAX News

There are 13 news between
5 Jun 2008 and 2 Dec 2015
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015Lockheed Martin Conducts Collaborative Unmanned Systems Demonstration
Wednesday, April 29, 2015Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter Conducts First Collaborative Casualty Evacuation
Wednesday, February 19, 2014Lockheed Martin Receives Contract For SMSS-KMAX Cooperative Teaming Demo
Wednesday, May 9, 2012US Marine Corps Extends Deployment of K-MAX Unmanned Helicopter
Wednesday, October 5, 2011US Marine Corps to Deploy Unmanned K-MAX Cargo Helicopter in Afghanistan
Tuesday, September 6, 2011K-MAX Completes US Navy Unmanned Cargo Assessment
Tuesday, August 16, 2011Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Develop Unmanned Autonomous Technologies
Wednesday, February 23, 2011Unmanned K-MAX Achieves Several Records during Recent Demonstration Flights
Friday, December 10, 2010US Marine Corps to Evaluate Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter in Operational Forward Deployed Environment
Tuesday, May 4, 2010Unmanned K-MAX Helicopter Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop

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