Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.H.12. Precision Offset, High Glide Aerial Delivery of Munitions and Equipment. Demonstrate revolutionary technologies for the reliable precision guided delivery of combat essential munitions/sensors and equipment using high glide wing technology and incorporating a low cost, modular GPS guidance and control system. This technology will provide a 6:1 or better glide ratio. By the end of FY96, develop a modular GPS guidance package and demonstrate precision high glide capability of a 500 pound payload using semi-rigid wing technology. By the end of FY99, demonstrate precision high glide of a 5,000 lb. payload, with a goal of a 10,000 lb. payload, using an advanced guidance package and high glide wing. High glide technology will significantly enhance the military aerial delivery capability through substantially higher glide ratios than are possible with ram air parachutes and will directly benefit the initial deployment of Early Entry Forces.

Supports: Advanced Development-RA02/63804/D266-Airdrop; Engineering Development-RA02/64804/D279-Airdrop; EELS and CSS Battle Labs.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Sean Wellman Bill Brower Ken Foley
NRDEC SARD-TT Early Entry Battle Lab
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