AACUSAutonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (US Navy)
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In addition to participating in the first stage of the AACUS program, the K-MAX in 2013 took part in demonstrations for the Army's autonomous technologies for unmanned air systems program, said Jon McMillen, Lockheed Martin's business development director of unmanned helicopter programs.
Using electro-optical, forward-looking infrared and light-detection and ranging sensors, the AACUS allows the aircraft flight computers to continuously scan the surrounding environment, Brig.
AACUS was tested aboard Lockheed Martin's K-MAX and Boeing's unmanned Little Bird helicopter.