IV.F.08. Advanced Parachute and Soft Landing Technologies. By the end of FY97, demonstrate a parachute with a novel design that achieves a 20 percent reduction in weight, bulk, and manufacturing costs (compared to fielded parachutes) and provides equivalent flight performance. By the end of FY98, demonstrate a parachute retraction system using clustered parachutes that provides a less than 10 ft/sec soft landing capability. By the end of FY00, demonstrate a less than 10 G (gravitational force) soft landing airbag system that provides an all weather, rapid roll-on/roll-off airdrop capability for the future Army.
Supports: Advanced Development - RA02/63804/D266 - Airdrop; Engineering Development - RA02/64804/D279 - Airdrop
|STO Manager:||TSO:||TRADOC POC:|
|Calvin Lee||Bill Brower||Ken Foley|
|NRDEC||SARD-TT||Early Entry Battle Lab|