The Marine Corps’ first two Kaman K-MAX Helicopters arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona.
The Kaman K-MAX (K-1200) is an American helicopter with intermeshing rotors (synchropter) built by Kaman Aircraft. It is optimized for external cargo load operations, and is able to lift a payload of over 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg), which is more than the helicopter’s empty weight. (Learn more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaman_K-MAX)
The K-MAX will be added to Marine Corps Air Station Yuma’s already vast collection of military air assets, and will utilize the station’s ranges to strengthen training, testing and operations across the Marine Corps.