Marine Corps Pioneering Unmanned Helo Headed for Storage

  After almost three years in Afghanistan, 2,150 flight hours and more than 1,950 sorties, the Marine Corps’ two K-MAX unmanned helicopters are being put out to pasture in central New York State. The unmanned rotary wing aircraft—which hauled a total of 4.5 million lbs. of cargo across southern Afghanistan since December 2011 for Marines…

Drone Week Begins as Armed UAVs’ Familiar ‘Buzz’ Becoming Less Frequent

[HTML1] Since last December, Congress has had Fiscal Cliff Week then Sequestration Week then CR Week and most recently Budget Week. The Senate even had Guns Week. And now comes Drone Week. Two congressional panels on Tuesday are holding hearings on the role of armed unmanned aircraft in future military operations — and the very…