Army Chooses DragonFly Delivery System

17 October 2007 (Last Updated October 17th, 2007 06:59)

Airborne Systems' DragonFly has been chosen by the US Army for aerial cargo and supplies delivery to operational areas in remote locations. The DragonFly is a precision guided parachute delivery system that uses GPS and a guidance navigation and control system to steer its cargo load cl

Airborne Systems' DragonFly has been chosen by the US Army for aerial cargo and supplies delivery to operational areas in remote locations.

The DragonFly is a precision guided parachute delivery system that uses GPS and a guidance navigation and control system to steer its cargo load close to where troops are stationed.

The system, capable of carrying up to 10,000lbs, uses a gliding ram-air parachute to prevent it from landing dangerously close or far away from where troops are stationed.

By staff writer