Marines Magazine

The Official Magazine of the United States Marine Corps

Subscribe by RSS

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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lisa Tourtelot)

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.