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The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Army wants a new special operations parachute for higher jumps | SandBoxx

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Earlier this year the US Army Special Operations Command sent out a request for information regarding a parachute with a higher operational ceiling, which will allow operators to jump from higher altitudes. Specifically, they have expressed their interest in the canopies that can hold a minimum of 360 pounds and a ceiling of up to 35,000 feet. Currently, the US Army owns an RA-1 Advanced Ram-Air Parachute System, which has an operational ceiling of 25,000 feet.

Source: https://www.sandboxx.us/blog/the-army-wants-a-new-special-operations-parachute-for-higher-jumps/

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