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Photos of the testing of the heavy drop system from the cargo plane have been shared by the Airforce.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) recently successfully tested the indigenously developed heavy drop system from a cargo plane. With this, the Airforce will also be able to para drop vehicles and equipment weighing up to 7 tonnes. Air Force officials said that the heavy drop system has been designed and developed by a laboratory of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
The Airforce has been using this system in the past as well but it is not indigenous. DRDO has specially developed this system for Airforce.
These photos of testing have been tweeted by the Air Force. Big size parachutes are used in this.
used at forward locations
IAF officials said, “The testing of the system has been completed in partnership with the Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment towards achieving self-reliance in the military sector. The heavy drop system is used during operations at forward locations. Para-dropping of vehicles and tanks is done with.
The Agra-based DRDO laboratory has been entrusted with the task of developing such a system for the armies.
In heavy drop system, heavy vehicles and equipments are dropped from cargo plane to forward locations.
What is Heavy Drop System?
The heavy drop system is used to parachute military vehicles, ammunition, equipment weighing up to seven tonnes. The Heavy Drop System (P-7 HDS) for the IL-76 aircraft consists of a platform and a specialized parachute system. The parachute system is a multi-stage parachute system, consisting of five main canopies, five brake chute, two auxiliary chute, one extractor parachute. Its platform is made by mixing aluminum and steel.
This system has been successfully developed with 100% indigenous resources. The P-7 HDS has been inducted into the Army. P-7 Heavy Drop System is being manufactured by L&T company. Parachute Ordnance Factory is being made.
Oil and water will not affect the parachute
Parachutes are not affected by oil and water and can be used for a long time. DRDO was preparing to make this system for a long time. Heavy drop system is being tested for the last five years.
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