Australia—Air Force, Army Test Next-Generation Precision Airdrop Technology

Australian Dept. Of Defense | 09/11/2019

The Australian army and air force have successfully tested next-generation joint precision air drop systems (JPADS), reports the Australian Dept. of Defense. The new JPADS incorporate steerable parachutes, GPS guidance, a tablet for ground forces and the Ambassador modular autonomous guidance unit (MAGU) for the precision delivery of airdropped supplies. The new system includes a roadway mode, where relative longitudinal accuracy is traded for high lateral axis accuracy, to enable...

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