Unmanned helicopter makes first-ever combat delivery

CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan-A detachment of Marines from Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 in Afghanistan completed their first unmanned aerial system cargo delivery in a combat zone, Dec. 17. The unmanned helicopter moved about 3,500 pounds of food and supplies from Camp Dwyer to troops at Combat Outpost Payne. The helicopter, an unmanned variant of the K-MAX, completed the delivery in about an hour and a half. (USMC photo by Cpl. Justin M. Boling)

Author: Chris Carter

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