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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...