Modular Ram-Air Parachute Lowers Heavy Payload Under Autonomous
Parachute manufacturer Airborne Systems announced this week it
successfully completed a test drop deploying an 18,000 lb payload
from 17,500 MSL under a modified modular ram-air parachute. This
testing was conducted as part of a US Army Natick Soldier Research
Development & Engineering Center development program to
investigate the use of a modular design for precision guided
airdrop of heavy payload systems.