No helicopter pilot? No problem in Afghanstan….

American Marines in Afghanistan witnessed a World first, recently, when their supplies were flown in by helicopter. That is, in it itself, pretty much something they see every day.

However, it was the first time that the supplies were flown in by an unmanned helicopter. The Kaman Aerospace produced unmanned K_MAX delivered a slingload of beans, bullets and band-aids (just to keep it in the b’s…but possibly forgetting that another b-word is bombs…which might have been better than beans…just saying..)

According to the US Army, an unmanned helicopter has several advantages over a manned ditto, mainly the fact that any potential downing of the aircraft is much less likely to result in injury or death to one’s troops.

The troops will, however, be left without anyone to complain to, when they get a shipment of beans…or Brussels sprouts for that matter…

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