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Airborne Systems introduces Microfly II

12th May 2016 - 12:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airborne Systems North America has introduced the latest version of its Guided Precision Aerial Delivery Systems (GPADS), Microfly II, the company announced on 10 May.

MicroFly II features a silent slider, removable lithium battery with a six month maintenance schedule, simplified drogue falling and a light system. The silent slider is available on the Intruder 360 canopy and reduced the inflight noise of the system.

With the help of a Ram Air parachute, Microfly II can fly itself to a designated point on the ground after being dropped from altitudes up to 24,500ft above mean sea level. It can fly autonomously to its pre-programmed target without any external guidance. Additionally, MicroFly II can accompany HALO / HAHO teams during operational parachute insertions.

GPADS can deliver survival kits, equipment, food and troop resupply equipment, among others, to a warzone for humanitarian relief or to support troops. They have glide ratios of up to 4:1 and can deliver loads ranging from 100 to 42,000lbs.

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