aerial delivery system


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aerial delivery system

A system for transporting and delivering equipment to a destination on the ground—normally, without the aircraft having to land. The equipment may be para-dropped or made to free-fall (i.e., pushed out of the aircraft without a parachute).
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"Essentially you just put down the rear door and out they go," says Alexandre Cote, project manager for Ottawa-based MMIST Inc.'s Sherpa precision aerial delivery system.
The aerial delivery systems are individual parachute systems, heavydrop platforms and cargo parachutes, joint precision aerial delivery systems, and container delivery system bundles.
Other examples include testing of rigging procedures for new emerging vehicles like the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Joint Precision Aerial Delivery Systems, unique equipment to be tested for use with Special Operations Forces, foreign interoperability airdrop equipment to be deployed with the Global Response Force, and newly designed personnel parachutes such as the T-11 static line parachute and the RA-1 military free-fall system.
Airborne Systems is known for high-performance and best-quality products and has expanded its range to include aerial delivery systems, search and rescue products, engineering services and technical publications.
Airborne Systems is the industry leading designer and manufacturer of personnel parachutes, cargo aerial delivery systems, emergency escape systems, naval decoys and other related products.
"They took time to learn about our business, visited our primary site and met the management team." The company's chief executive, Elek Puskas, added: "Lloyds TSB has a thorough understanding of our business and this was fundamental in providing us with the best finance package." In addition to its core products, such as troop parachutes and aerial delivery systems, Airborne Systems has grown and expanded into a number of speciality business markets, such as space and recovery, search and rescue, and emergency escape.
Airborne Systems is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of personnel parachutes, cargo aerial delivery systems, emergency escape systems, naval decoys and other related products.

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