Under the contract from the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation, Airborne Systems will manufacture and supply the complete airdrop system, which includes the airdrop platform
, the parachutes and auxiliary aerial delivery equipment, aircraft certification, training and full through-life support.
What is needed now is for the Air Force to finalize and embrace the high-altitude precision airdrop concept of operations, approve the JPADS for operational use on Air Force aircraft, and begin studies and programming for a dedicated airdrop platform
Also, the C-130 can be reconfigured rapidly to accept a wide range of cargo, including palletized equipment, floor-loaded material, airdrop platforms
, container-delivery system bundles and combat vehicles, including the Army's new interim armored vehicle.