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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New reserve parachute testing seeks to eliminate potential premature activations | US Army

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The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) conducted 23 risk reduction jumps with the T-11R Single Pin Troop reserve parachute. This test will ensure that the parachute works from both rotary winged and fixed-winged high-performance aircraft to eliminate the potential for premature reserve activations. All airdrop test iterations were airdropped with Soldiers in full combat equipment as if they were jumping into a combat operation.

Source: https://www.army.mil/article/242236/new_reserve_parachute_testing_seeks_to_eliminate_potential_premature_activations

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