Your Premier Solution For Mission-Critical Transport and Deployment

Deliver your heavy payloads to military personnel and civilians, wherever they are. With a maximum range of 500 nautical miles and 800 pound payload capability, the KARGO UAV™ is your mission-critical solution for military use.

KARGO UAV™ delivers a new level of precision, efficiency, and performance that expands your ability to do heavy lifting with UAV technology. Whether your next mission includes resupply, offshore or short-range deployment, or transport through terrains that are prohibitive for military personnel, our heavy-payload military UAV delivers.

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KARGO UAV™ For Military Use Delivers These Key Features and Benefits

Deploy for No-Go Environments

Deploy for No-Go Environments

Deploy for No-Go Environments

Reduce risk for environments that are unsafe for manned vehicles with our military UAV for cargo transport, on land or over water.

Obstruction Avoidance

Obstruction Avoidance

Obstruction Avoidance

KARGO UAV™ object-detection sensors move your military cargo out of harm’s way.

Strategic and Tactical Mobility

Strategic and Tactical Mobility

Strategic and Tactical Mobility

Only requiring two members of your military personnel for safe deployment, this “out-of-the-box” solution’s form factor is designed specifically for a standard shipping container, has streamlined maintenance requirements, and can be ready for action within minutes.

D.O.D-Grade UAV technology

D.O.D-Grade UAV technology

D.O.D-Grade UAV technology

The KARGO UAV™ carries on the legacy of Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AUCUS), which broke new ground for operational deployment of unmanned drones. You can depend on the next-generation of trusted, high-quality technology with our heavy-payload UAV for military use.

Engineered for the Expected and Unexpected

Engineered for the Expected and Unexpected

Engineered for the Expected and Unexpected

Whether your mission is sudden emergency transportation or a key contribution to special operations logistics, the KARGO UAV™ is ready to serve.

Essential Military Use Cases for the KARGO UAV™

Mission-critical events for active military personnel pose varied challenges, including high levels of risk. The Kargo UAV™ ensures that your cargo transport operations play a seamless role in delivering your payload under any mission circumstances.

Depend On Advanced Aerial Technology From Kaman

Kaman aerospace and aerial vehicle systems and products are recognized globally for their essential support for military operations, including military cargo technology, such as the K-MAX®. Now, our KARGO UAV™ for heavy-lift military delivers new solutions to extend your reach.

Dependable technology, risk reduction, civilian aid, and accomplishing your military objectives matter to us at Kaman. Our military cargo UAV and the entire Kaman line for tactical and strategic use, is ready to provide key support for maximum mission success.

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Specifications

PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS Two
MISSION PAYLOAD 800 Pounds (50 Pounds Fuel Reserve)
ONE-WAY RANGE 500+ Nautical Miles (Estimated Performance Range Calculation)
SPEED 121 Knots
OPERATING ALTITUDE > 10,000 Feet
LAUNCH/LANDING VTOL
LENGTH (FULL STOW) 19.3
WIDTH (FULL STOW) 7.3
LENGTH (ROTORS EXTENDED) 24.4
WIDTH (ROTORS EXTENDED) 24.4 Feet
HEIGHT 7.5 Feet
EMPTY WEIGHT 1,340 Pounds
POWERPLANT 300 HP Turbine Engine
FUEL Jet Fuel
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Affordable and Attritable

Affordable and Attritable

KARGO UAV balances design capability and function to provide a low cost yet highly versatile system that can be replaced without disrupting the mission.

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Easily Maintained

Easily Maintained

KARGO UAV is built to handle rough use in the field. Its robust construction is durable and reliable with a low unique-parts count. The simplicity of KARGO UAV’s design makes it easy to maintain in austere environments with limited personnel.

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Standard Container Form-Factor/Handling

Standard Container Form-Factor/Handling

KARGO UAV fits inside a standard shipping container which makes it easily transported by tactical and strategic mobility assets.

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Autonomous Technology

Autonomous Technology

KARGO UAV autonomy traces its lineage to the Department of Defense Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program. This next step in autonomy provides obstacle avoidance, sense and avoid, and GPS-denied navigation.

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Personnel Safety

Personnel Safety

The unpredictable nature of combat operations demands safe and trustworthy equipment. KARGO UAV’s design with high rotor clearance and lack of tail rotor improves safety and utility.

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    30 Old Windsor Rd
    Bloomfield, CT 06002

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