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Refined precision-guided parachutes may be cure-all for overburdened Soldier

Refined precision-guided parachutes may be cure-all for overburdened Soldier

A fully equipped Soldier may carry anywhere from 50 to 120 pounds on his or her back in theater. Refinements to precision-guided parachutes may reduce that load — if the Army can just convince Soldiers it can provide supplies to […]


Army tests new parachutes with latest body armor

Army tests new parachutes with latest body armor

The Army is one step closer to marrying body armor and parachutes thanks to recent test jumps with a select few paratroopers here. In February, the Bragg-based Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate trained two-dozen scout paratroopers with the 82nd […]


Golden Knights teams take gold, silver at World Parachuting Championships

Golden Knights teams take gold, silver at World Parachuting Championships

The U.S. Army Golden Knights Formation Flying 8-Way Team won the Gold Medal, and the All-Female Golden Knights 4-Way Team brought home the Silver Medal, at the 2012 World Parachuting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 8-way competition team […]


Edwards AFB officials developing new parachute system

Edwards AFB officials developing new parachute system

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif: Officials here are creating a guardian angel system to help Air Force members who parachute to land safely and softly. Officials are replacing the Air Force’s nearly five-decades-old parachute system with a new one, called […]


New Virtual Reality Parachute Trainers for Armed Forces

New Virtual Reality Parachute Trainers for Armed Forces

The MOD has signed a contract for Virtual Reality Parachute Trainers for the Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, that will help Armed Forces personnel hone their parachute jumping skills. Under a contract worth over £300,000, Gloucestershire-based Pennant […]


New parachute integrated at Airborne School

New parachute integrated at Airborne School

The 453 students in C Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, exited the 34-foot training tower twice as many times as the normal requirement March 3. The change is one of several resulting from the new T-11 parachute […]


5 NATO countries take part in jump week

5 NATO countries take part in jump week

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany: Five NATO countries including Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States participated in airborne jump operations during International Jump Week Aug. 9 thru 14. Parachuting out of the back of a C-130 Hercules from […]


 
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