November 19, 2014 – A team from Lockheed Martin
and Kaman Corporation successfully demonstrated
than an unmanned aircraft can aid in
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 K-MAX
helicopter lifted and dropped more than 24,000
pounds of water onto the fire.
“The unmanned K-MAX and Indago aircraft can work
to fight fires day and night, in all weather,
reaching dangerous areas without risking a
life,” said Dan Spoor, vice president of
Aviation and Unmanned Systems at Lockheed
Martin’s Mission Systems and Training business.