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Marines get 'hot hookup,' pioneer new technique

Landing support team Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 prepare to hook cargo to a hovering Kaman K1200, "K-MAX," unmanned helicopter in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 23. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 made history by being the first organization to test the K-MAX's ability to perform mid-flight, unmanned cargo hookups with Marines on the ground.



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This work, Marines get 'hot hookup,' pioneer new technique [Image 3 of 7], by Sgt Lisa Tourtelot, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.22.2012

Date Posted:05.29.2012 00:39

Photo ID:589460

VIRIN:120522-M-NF414-116

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:5.63 MB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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  • Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 5 return from familiarizing themselves with the downward thrust of a Kaman K1200, or "K-MAX," unmanned helicopter during initial testing in Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 22. Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 pioneered the first unmanned, mid-flight external cargo hookups, and delivered approximately 6,000 pounds of gear in their first day of testing.
  • A K-MAX Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (CRUAS) Unmanned  Vehicle Squadron  2 (VMU-2), prepares  to depart the Landing Zone (LZ) with an  external cargo load aboard Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2012. VMU-2 conducted the historical first hot hook-up Helicopter Support Team (HST) for the  K-MAX CRUAS, an integral componet in support of the retrograde of Afghanistan.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Crystal G. Black).
  • A K-MAX Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (CRUAS) Unmanned  Vehicle Squadron 2 (VMU-2), prepares  to depart the Landing Zone (LZ) with an  external cargo load aboard Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2012. VMU-2 conducted the historical first hot hook-up Helicopter Support Team (HST) for the  K-MAX CRUAS, an integral componet in support of the retrograde of Afghanistan.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Crystal G. Black).
  • A K-MAX Cargo Unmanned Air Systems (CRUAS) Unmanned  Vehicle Squadron  2 (VMU-2), prepares  to depart the Landing Zone (LZ) with an  external cargo load aboard Camp Dwyer in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, May 21, 2012. VMU-2 conducted the historical first hot hook-up Helicopter Support Team (HST) for the  K-MAX CRUAS, an integral componet in support of the retrograde of Afghanistan.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Crystal G. Black).

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