Novel Textile for Use on Low Cost Parachutes Employing Trigger Technology to Rapidly Degrade
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Parachutes are a vital technology for moving equipment, ammunition, and other supplies to the battlefield. Cargo parachutes are used to drop military equipment and supplies from aircraft. The U.S. Army currently uses Low Cost Aerial Delivery Systems (LCADS) parachutes for 99% of operational airdrops . These parachutes are made out of a low cost polypropylene material and are considered one-time-use. The ability to quickly and easily dispose of the parachutes in a less toxic manner will be a significant benefit to the parachute users. Wizbe Innovations, Tex Tech Industries, Pioneer Aerospace, and Transcome Industries will work together to develop and produce a parachute fabric that can be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner.
Small Business Information at Submission:
Tex Tech Industries Inc.
105 North Main St PO Box 8 North Monmouth, ME 04265-
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