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USMC orders enhanced parachute

11th January 2018 - 18:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The United States Marine Corps has awarded the contract for a new Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS) to Airborne Systems North America. 

The new E-MMPS is an Advanced Ram Air Parachute System (ARAPS) that will serve as a lifecycle replacement and capability upgrade for the Multi-Mission Parachute System (MMPS) currently used in some Marine Corps operations.

The current MMPS is also an ARAPS design and the E-MMPS is derived from a USMC ARAPS Statement of Need requirement.

Major components of E-MMPS include: Harness Container (including harness, detachable radio pocket, detachable parachute oxygen system pocket, parachute data card, Main-Assisted Reserve Deployment,

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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