RSS Feed for this search

Kaman+K-Max+News

Kaman Receives Order from Columbia Basin

Kaman Receives Order from Columbia Basin

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference that it has signed a contract with Columbia Basin Helicopters for the purchase of a K-MAX® aircraft to be delivered in 2018. “We are pleased that Columbia Basin’s president and owner, David McCarty,… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 06-Oct-17

Kaman delivers first two K-Max helicopters from re-started production line

Kaman delivers first two K-Max helicopters from re-started production line

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) announced today that its launch customer Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong has formally accepted the first two production K-MAX® aircraft built on Kaman’s re-opened production line.  The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Guangdong Juxiang General Aviation Co. Ltd, in China, who will operate… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerosystems, 01-Aug-17

Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com
Visit our website - http://www.milestoneaviation.com
HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels

Kaman confident of extending K-Max production to 2019 at least

Kaman confident of extending K-Max production to 2019 at least

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced that its Aerosystems division will continue production of the commercial K-MAX® heavy-lift utility helicopter. The company resumed K-MAX® production in 2015 after a more than decade long hiatus with an initial commitment to build at least ten new aircraft. “Continued demand and interest in the capabilities of the K-MAX® have provided us the confidence… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 24-Jul-17

Kaman Extends Production of Commercial K-MAX®

Kaman Extends Production of Commercial K-MAX®

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerosystems division will continue production of the commercial K-MAX® heavy-lift utility helicopter. The company resumed K-MAX® production in 2015 after a more than decade long hiatus with an initial commitment to build at least ten new aircraft. “Continued demand and interest in the capabilities of the K-MAX® have provided us the… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 15-Jun-17

Pair of unmanned K-Max helicopters arrive at MCAS Yuma

Pair of unmanned K-Max helicopters arrive at MCAS Yuma

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… Read more »

Source: USMC, 09-May-16

Kaman seeking Latin American firefighting opportunities for K-Max

Kaman seeking Latin American firefighting opportunities for K-Max

Kaman Corporation is aggressively pursuing sales of the K-MAX® helicopter to firefighting operators worldwide, and will be assessing the firefighting market in Latin America during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) (Stand C44) in Santiago, Chile, March 29 through April 1, 2016. “The K-MAX is extremely well regarded for aerial firefighting, and market indicators… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 29-Mar-16

Lockheed Martin Conducts Collaborative UAS Demo

Lockheed Martin Conducts Collaborative UAS Demo

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated its ability to integrate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) using its prototype UAS Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities. During the demonstration on Nov. 18, the Stalker XE UAS provided data and a precise geolocation to the unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter, which conducted water drops to… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 07-Dec-15

Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman sells two K-Max firefighters to China

Kaman has contracted with Chinese company Lectern Aviation Supplies to deliver two K-Max helicopters in 2017.  This will be the first time the K-Max has been operated in China, and both aircraft are expected to begin operations fighting fires for the China Department of Forestry. “This agreement with Lectern represents the continued growth of confidence… Read more »

Source: HeiHub.com, 24-Nov-15

Tags: , , , , ,

K-Max back in production after 12 year gap

K-Max back in production after 12 year gap

Kaman have announced (their press release below) that the K-Max is to go back into production.  This announcement has been expected for some time, perhaps a handful of years even, and has been waiting for a minimum number of orders to ensure the costs of ramping up the line again are justified.  Between 1991 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 08-Jun-15

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Kaman Corporation Names Starr Executive Vice President

Kaman Corporation Names Starr Executive Vice President

Kaman Corporation today announced that its board of directors has appointed Chief Financial Officer Robert D. Starr Executive Vice President, effective July 1st. He will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. “Since becoming CFO Rob has played a key role in developing and supporting our growth initiatives and providing financial… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 08-Jun-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 18 cents per common share. The dividend will be paid on July 7, 2015 to shareholders of record on June 16, 2015. About Kaman Corporation Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 04-Jun-15

Tags: , , , , ,

K-Max flies first ever collaborative unmanned casualty evacuation

K-Max flies first ever collaborative unmanned casualty evacuation

Dangerous frontline operations call for a safe and efficient method to locate and evacuate wounded personnel. To address this critical need and help save lives, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Kaman Aerospace (NYSE: KAMN), and Neya Systems demonstrated the first ever collaborative unmanned air and ground casualty evacuation using the unmanned aerial system (UAS) Control Segment… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 30-Apr-15

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman Announces New Zealand Acceptance of First SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite

Kaman Announces New Zealand Acceptance of First SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite

Kaman Corp. KAMN, -1.14% today announced that the New Zealand Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted the first SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). Acceptance occurred at Kaman’s Bloomfield, Connecticut facility. “We are pleased to have achieved this significant program milestone, which in addition to the acceptance of the first… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 02-Dec-14

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman extends Bell rotor blade contract

Kaman extends Bell rotor blade contract

Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of Kaman Aerospace Group, announced today that it has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for several of Bell’s commercial helicopter models. This three-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $24 million. The… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 24-Nov-14

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman to Support the Upgrade of SH-2G Super Seasprites for Peru

Kaman to Support the Upgrade of SH-2G Super Seasprites for Peru

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that it has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy. The program value to Kaman is expected to exceed $40 million. Gregory Steiner, President Kaman… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 21-Nov-14

Tags: , , , ,

Unmanned Team Of K-MAX® Helicopter And Indago Quad Rotor Demonstrate Firefighting Capability

Unmanned Team Of K-MAX® Helicopter And Indago Quad Rotor Demonstrate Firefighting Capability

A team of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman (NYSE: KAMN) unmanned aircraft successfully demonstrated its ability to aid in firefighting operations. During the demonstration, the Indago quad rotor effectively identified hot spots, and provided data to an operator who directed the unmanned K-MAX helicopter to autonomously extinguish the flames. In one hour, the unmanned… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 19-Nov-14

Tags: , , , , ,

New technology could autonomize rotary-wing landings

New technology could autonomize rotary-wing landings

Going beyond remote-controlled technology that currently exists for aircraft, the Office of Naval Research is spearheading the development of a new rotary-wing aircraft software and sensor system that would bring autonomous approaches and landings via manned or unmanned helicopters. According to ONR, the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) is designed to provide, “autonomous approaches and… Read more »

Source: USMC, 09-Apr-14

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract For SMSS-K-MAX Cooperative Teaming Demo

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract For SMSS-K-MAX Cooperative Teaming Demo

Lockheed Martin LMT -0.03% received a contract from the U.S. Army Robotics Technology Consortium to conduct a fully autonomous reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition experiment using both its Squad Mission Support System (SMSS) unmanned ground vehicle and its K-MAX unmanned air vehicle. Contract terms are not being disclosed. In collaboration with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, Lockheed… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Feb-14

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman announces release date for Q4 and Full Year 2013 Earnings

Kaman announces release date for Q4 and Full Year 2013 Earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, February 27, 2014, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:00am ET on Friday, February 28, 2014. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (877)… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 09-Feb-14

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Kaman reports 2013 Q2 results

Kaman reports 2013 Q2 results

HeliHub.com editor note – these are extracts from the full release, which includes the financial statements Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We achieved strong overall results for the second quarter led by the performance at Aerospace and the sequential improvement in operating profit at Distribution. Aerospace delivered an operating profit… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 31-Jul-13

Tags: , , , , , , ,

US Marines extend K-MAX unmanned helicopter’s use in Afghanistan

US Marines extend K-MAX unmanned helicopter’s use in Afghanistan

The U.S. Marine Corps has extended indefinitely its use of two unmanned K-MAX heavy lift helicopters in Afghanistan, a Navy spokeswoman said, noting the aircraft kept re-supply trucks off the road and reduced the threat of roadside bombs. The Marine Corps sent the new autonomous helicopters, which were developed by Lockheed Martin Corp and privately-held… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 18-Mar-13

Tags: , , , , ,

Unmanned K-Max is nominee for Collier Trophy

Unmanned K-Max is nominee for Collier Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) today announced that seven aviation and aerospace projects will compete for the prestigious 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Collier Trophy, the “Greatest Award in Aviation,” has been the benchmark of aviation and aerospace achievement for over 100 years.  Awarded annually “….for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in… Read more »

Source: National Aeronautic Association, 11-Feb-13

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-MAX Wins Top Innovation Honors, USMC Praise

Unmanned K-MAX Wins Top Innovation Honors, USMC Praise

The unmanned K-MAX(R) helicopter’s peerless ability to resupply combat troops safely, precisely and efficiently has won top honors from the prestigious magazines Popular Science and Aviation Week and has garnered high praise from the U.S. Marine Corps, which is expanding the aircraft’s role in Afghanistan. “We are proud of the Unmanned K-MAX’s performance in supporting… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 09-Jan-13

Tags: , , , , , , ,

USMC extend unmanned K-Max in-theatre deployment again

USMC extend unmanned K-Max in-theatre deployment again

For the second time this year, the U.S. Marine Corps has approved the deployment extension of K-MAX Cargo UAS, the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo and resupply troops in a combat zone. By supplying forward operating bases with K-MAX instead of ground convoy or manned aircraft, the Marine Corps has reduced the threat posed… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Aug-12

Tags: , , , , , ,

A first for K-Max – cargo hooked on while in unmanned flight

A first for K-Max – cargo hooked on while in unmanned flight

Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2, the “Night Owls,” made history earlier this week when they completed the first “hot hook-ups” between landing support Marines on the ground and a hovering Kaman K1200 “K-MAX” unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. In the nearly 20 years of its commercial and military use, no organization… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 01-Jun-12

Tags: , , , , , ,

NATO/ISAF comment on changes brought by unmanned K-Max operations

NATO/ISAF comment on changes brought by unmanned K-Max operations

Improvised explosive devices have changed the way the Marine Corps engages hostile forces. The need has risen for supplies to reach the most remote parts of Afghanistan quickly, reliably and safely. Late last year, the Corps began experimenting with the K-MAX – an unmanned helicopter, able to transport large amounts of cargo and reduce the… Read more »

Source: ISAF, 21-May-12

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Afghanistan – Two unmanned K-Max deliver 1,000,000 pounds of cargo in four months

Afghanistan – Two unmanned K-Max deliver 1,000,000 pounds of cargo in four months

Two unmanned K-MAX helicopters have delivered more than one million pounds in less than four months in support of the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and will remain in theater until September on a deployment extension. The aircraft, a joint effort by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace (NYSE: KAMN), is the first unmanned helicopter to deliver cargo… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-May-12

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Kaman supports K-Max while expanding manufacturing and rotor blade work

Kaman supports K-Max while expanding manufacturing and rotor blade work

 The Kaman Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN), continues to develop new chapters in its storied history with the unmanned K-MAX®; successes and opportunities in subcontract manufacturing; and rotor blade development and production. Kaman will showcase its products and services in Booth 5222, Hall C, at the Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 09-Feb-12

Tags: , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-Max makes first delivery for Marines in Afghanistan

Unmanned K-Max makes first delivery for Marines in Afghanistan

Unmanned systems have revolutionized combat aviation, providing a colossal advantage in the fight against terror with surveillance and close-air support. Recently, a detachment of Marines from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 in Afghanistan added aerial resupply to the list of UAV capabilities. The detachment completed its first unmanned aerial system cargo delivery in a… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Dec-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-Max wins award

Unmanned K-Max wins award

The Kaman Unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter has received the Platinum Innovation Prize from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc. The Unmanned K-MAX is an innovative helicopter that combines unique lift efficiency with the flexibility of programmable unmanned flight to handle a wide variety of military and civil missions. “Even in an uncertain economy, Kaman… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 11-Oct-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

K-Max completes US Navy unmanned cargo assessment

K-Max completes US Navy unmanned cargo assessment

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led unmanned K-MAX® team successfully completed a five-day Quick Reaction Assessment (QRA) for the U.S. Navy’s Cargo Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. “The autonomous flying K-MAX is designed to resupply Marines on the battlefield and in remote locations,” said Roger Il Grande, director of Airborne Systems at Lockheed Martin Mission Systems… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 07-Sep-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Cargo UAS tests to begin at Pax River

Cargo UAS tests to begin at Pax River

The Navy and Marine Corps’ plans to field a cargo unmanned aircraft system are moving forward as the first of two potential UAS helicopters landed at Pax River, July 1. The Navy and Marine Corps Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Air Systems program office (PMA-266) coordinated the arrival of Lockheed Martin’s KMAX helicopter, one of the systems… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Jul-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-MAX achieves numerous “Firsts” during recent demo flights

Unmanned K-MAX achieves numerous “Firsts” during recent demo flights

Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation [NASDAQ GS: KAMN], and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) recently made aviation history with the Unmanned K-MAX helicopter by successfully completing multiple guided airdrops via sling load at 10,000 ft above sea level. In four separate flights conducted January 24-25, 2011,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-Feb-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

K-Max constructs 120 ft tower in rain-soaked Queensland

K-Max constructs 120 ft tower in rain-soaked Queensland

QUEENSLAND, Australia, January 17, 2011 – A Kaman K-MAX®  Aerial Truck flown by Skywork Helicopters, a leading provider of helicopter services in New Zealand and Australia, recently lifted six sections of a 120-ft electrical power transmission tower perfectly into place, enabling construction workers to bolt the sections together and complete the entire tower assembly in… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 17-Jan-11

Tags: , , , , , ,

US Navy Awards $45.8M to ready unmanned K-MAX for deployment

US Navy Awards $45.8M to ready unmanned K-MAX for deployment

Washington, December 10th, 2010 — The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Kaman Aerospace [NASDAQ GS: KAMN] a $45.8 million contract for K-MAX® unmanned aircraft systems for a U.S. Marine Corps evaluation of unmanned cargo resupply in an operational forward deployed environment. “The K-MAX UAS was specifically designed for the… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Dec-10

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-MAXs to be put to work in Afghanistan

Unmanned K-MAXs to be put to work in Afghanistan

The US Navy will pay $45.8 million for two K-MAX medium-lift aircraft, which have been redeveloped by Lockheed Martin and Kaman for use as unmanned battlefield helicopters.

Source: CT Now, 06-Dec-10

Tags: , , , , , ,

Lockheed Martin submits proposal for cargo UAS services request

Lockheed Martin submits proposal for cargo UAS services request

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), have formally offered the K-MAX® unmanned helicopter in response to a U.S. Naval Air Systems Command request for a cargo unmanned aircraft system. Earlier this year, the unmanned K-MAX system successfully demonstrated its ability to resupply troops in a simulated… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Oct-10

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Swanson K-Max moves 2.45M pounds of boulders to over 10,000ft altitude

Swanson K-Max moves 2.45M pounds of boulders to over 10,000ft altitude

Swanson Group Aviation based in Grants Pass, OR, recently hauled 2.45 million pounds of boulders to the top of a 10,400 foot mountain peak in Mt. Lassen National Park in northern California with a company-owned and operated Kaman K-MAXâ„¢ cargo helicopter. The helicopter, dubbed the Aerial Truck, completed the move in just over 40 hours…. Read more »

Source: Swanson Group Aviation, 13-Sep-10

Tags: , , , , , ,

Rainier and Kaman team for California fire-fighting

Rainier and Kaman team for California fire-fighting

Rainier Heli-International, based in Kirkland, Wash., recently helped to contain a major wildfire in California’s Sequoia National Forest with a company-owned and operated Kaman K-MAX® cargo helicopter.  The blaze, named the Bull Fire after it began on July 26, consumed nearly 16,500 acres of national forest lands by the Kern River northeast of Bakersfield.  The… Read more »

Source: Rainier Heli-International, 30-Aug-10

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Unmanned K-Max wins $2.9M US Army contract

Unmanned K-Max wins $2.9M US Army contract

Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) announced today that the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), has awarded a $2.9M contract to Kaman’s Helicopter Division. The contract will develop enhanced mission capabilities for the Unmanned K‑MAXâ helicopter. “Under the contract, Kaman Helicopters will be adding mission equipment to a test aircraft that… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 28-May-10

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests from Unmanned K-Max

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests from Unmanned K-Max

Kaman Aerospace Corporation, a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq GS: KAMN), has proven in recent tests that the unmanned K-MAX helicopter can resupply troops with cargo airdropped by parachute. The tests add a new delivery method for the 6,000-pound power lifter, which Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman have successfully transformed into an unmanned aircraft… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 04-May-10

Tags: , , , , , ,

Team K-MAX Receives US Marine Corps Contract To Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Delivery

Kaman Aerospace Corporation has received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps on behalf of Team K-MAX to demonstrate the ability of the Unmanned K-MAX® helicopter to deliver cargo to troops in extreme environments and at high altitudes. Kaman will award a subcontract to Lockheed Martin to integrate a beyond line of sight data link… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Aug-09

Tags: , , , , , , ,

US Army remains undecided on cargo re-supply by UAVs

Source: Flightglobal, 07-May-09

Tags: , , , , , ,

Kaman Expands K-MAX Firefighting Capability with New Water Cannon

Source: Kaman, 17-Feb-09

Tags: , , , ,