DRDO has developed P7 Heavy Drop System which is able to para dropping army shops as much as 7-ton weight class from IL 76 plane.
This method is totally indigenous and being manufactured by L&T who makes the platform system, parachutes manufactured by Ordnance Manufacturing facility, DRDO stated.
This method has been made beneath the Make in India programme.
“As a part of necessary requirement previous to accord Bulk Manufacturing Clearance (BPC), joint workforce of Indian Military, IAF and ADRDE performed validation Trials at Agra as we speak, on two programs, which had been dropped from IL76 ac from an altitude of 600 mtrs at 280 kmph pace. The shop landed safely with the assistance of cluster of 5 massive dimension parachutes (750 sqm every),” in response to a launch by DRDO.
The system can be a power multiplier for armed forces, whereas enabling the fast supply of fight retailer within the far off inaccessible areas.
“The system has been manufactured with 100 per cent indigenous ferrous/non ferrous supplies. Engineering textiles for Parachutes have been developed with the most recent mixture of Fluorocarbon and Silicon therapy to supply water/oil repellency and improved abrasion resistance,” learn the discharge.
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