Airborne Systems specialises in providing a wide range of platform configurations for an extensive number of applications. The Airborne Systems PRIBAD and PURIBAD systems enable Rigid Inflatable Boats to be parachute dropped into the water, ready for immediate use. An extractor parachute pulls the load from the aircraft. The boat and platform separate immediately after leaving the aircraft and both descend to the water under their own parachutes.
The system can be used with any proven supplies dropping parachutes of the required capacity. The boat is ready for immediate use on landing and parachutists, who are able to exit the aircraft following the load, can land near to the boat in the water. The platform lands separately and in the operational role will sink immediately without trace. In the training role the platform floats for recovery and re-use.
A range of platform configurations can accommodate boats from 6.5 to 11 metres (21 to 36 feet) in length. The platforms are compatible with the UK C-130 Mk 1 / Mk 3 and the US-4A side guidance systems, C130, C17, C5 and the future A400M aircraft.
The Type V Heavy Duty Extruded Aluminium Airdrop Platform’s durability and survivability now mean it is used in the US and other nations without modifications for low velocity airdrops from all cargo aircraft types, equipped with the 463L-type dual rail cargo handling system and LAPES from the C-130 and C-17 aircraft. The Type V airdrop platform is a modular component assembly constructed of aluminium extrusions and is used for airdropping loads ranging from 1135 to 19,000 kgs (2,500 to 42,000 lbs).
Airborne Systems Aerial Delivery Platforms clients include:-
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Airborne Systems North America - 5800 Magnolia Avenue, Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Airborne Systems Europe - Llangeinor, Bridgend, CF32 8PL, UK