Military Parachute Systems
ASR-Pioneer is a leading manufacturer of military personnel parachutes, maneuverable parachutes, and heavy
cargo assemblies. Our capacity and production expertise consistently meets the needs of our customers.
Parachutes are produced in accordance with the latest applicable U.S. Army and Parachute Industry
Association (PIA) specifications.
The T-10 nonsteerable Troop Assault Parachute assemblies are used during static line airborne operations. The T-10 has been used for several decades as the primary means of combat troop deployment. T-10 safety and reliability have been demonstrated in millions of jumps.
The T-10 Troop Assembly is suitable for airdropping personnel from as low as 500 feet AGL (Above Ground Level). Lanyard Canopy Releases permit easy separation from the parachute during windy drop zone conditions.
Lengthend Pocket Bands on the T-10C and T-10D provide a more positive opening and reduce the decent rate by 1.5 feet per second. This is an important feature to heavily laden jumpers.
Tactical Personnel Systems
SF Striker / MK Striker
Payload: 170 lb to 450 lb gross
Front riser trim tabs
Rigger convertable main deployment for static-line or free-fall operations
Single point main and reserve.
Pin Check Windows, both Main and Reserve
Maneuverable Troop Parachutes
MC1 Steerable Troop Assault Parachute assemblies are used during static line airborne operations. The various MC1 assemblies have been in service for several decades as the primary means of combat troop deployment.
MC1 safety and reliability have been demonstrated in millions of jumps.
The MC1 Troop Assembly Parachute is suitable for airdropping personnel from as low as 500 feet AGL (Above Ground Level).
Lengthened Pocket Bands on MC1-1C and MC1-1D provide more positive opening and reduce the decent rate by 1.5 feet per second, which is important to heavily laden jumpers.
The BA-22 Emergency Back Assembly is a high speed parachute. This back style parachute is configured for use in fixed wing aircraft, such as C-141, C-130, KC-135, B52, C-5, F-5, T-37, T-38, A-37, and F-100.
At altitudes below 14,000 feet, the crewman will pull the manual ripcord when clear of the aircraft. For landing, the crewman can steer the parachute so that he is facing into the wind, to reduce the potential for injury. After landing, one or both of the parachutes release fittings may be activated to prevent dragging during windy conditions. Quarter Bag deployed round 28 foot diameter canopy is composed of 28 gores. The canopy material is ripstop nylon, MIL-C-7020 and the suspension line material is MIL-C-5040 Type III.
Heavy Cargo Parachutes
The U.S. Army G-11 Cargo Assembly can deliver from 2,270 to 40,000 pounds (989 to 17,420 kg) as low as 550 feet (167 meters) AGL (Above Ground Level). The G-11 assembly can be used in clusters of as many as eight parachutes.
The U.S. Army G-12 Cargo Assembly is capable of delivering from 501 to 3,500 pounds (218 to 1,524 kg) as low as 550 feet (167 meters) AGL. The G-12 assembly can also be used in clusters for heavier loads. Pioneer manufactures G-11 and G-12 repair and accessory components in support of ongoing maintenance for extended life.
The PANTHER guided parafoil system provides accurate delivery of payload to a selected landing point by GPS navigation. The system can be deployed from any location that military airborne personnel would be deployed from. Set the mission parameters and deploy from the aircraft. Payload will land at the target with a soft touchdown, then, recovered, recharged and repacked for the next mission.
The BADSS / Type V Platform is configured for use using a military C-130 H/E or J Model aircraft having a Brooks & Perkins A/A-32H-4A or similar 463L type aerial delivery cargo roller restraint system (ADS) installed. Additionally compatible for airdrop use of the “BADSS” system are the C-17, C-5, and future Airbus A400M aircraft when equipped with (ADS) configured roller restraint system.
The Type V airdrop platform is a modular component constructed, aluminum extrusion structure used for airdropping loads ranging from 2,500 lb. to 42,000 lb. from aircraft having the 463L-standard dual rail restraint systems. (60,000 lb. have been dropped using large aircraft.) A vented version is used to drop loads onto water. This platform is LAPES qualified.
Where Used: Suspension component with Type V airdrop platform. Load Capacity: 16,000 lb. suspended load rating. Material: Alloy steel forging, or optionally machining. Major Components: Front and back plates, delay timer assembly, lower suspension links, parachute connectors (new unit ships with 4 each), upper suspension link, lanyard with arming wire. Weight: Approximately 41 lbs.
Where Used: Suspension component, Type V airdrop platform. Load Capacity: 42,000 lb. Major Components: Front and back plates, delay timer assembly, lower suspension links, parachute connectors (8 each), upper suspension link, lanyard with arming wire. Weight approximately 73 lbs.
Timer Delay: 12-16 seconds. Where Used: In the M-1 and M-2 cargo parachute release. Major Components: Housing, cover, toggle, keys, pin, mounting block assembly, timer and stem assembly.
Custom Nylon Webbing
Type XXVI, 1-3/4-inch wide
Type Of Canopy: Flat, circular. Size: 100 ft diameter. Load Capacity: 2,270 – 5,000 lb. . Canopy Fabric: Cloth, nylon, MIL-C-7020, 1.6 oz. /yd2, Type III. Suspension Lines: Material: Cord, nylon, MIL-C-5040, Type III. Number: 120 each. Special Features: Can be clustered in 2 – 8 parachutes for loads up to 42,000 lbs. Centerline for vent pull-down. Reefing consists of 0.50-inch tubular nylon in four sections for the G-11B configuration and four M21 pyrotechnic dereefing cutters, or 4 each DM-2/DM-500 electro-mechanical dereefers, which are sold separately. A secondary reefing system consists of 0.50-inch tubular nylon in two sections for the G-11C configuration and two M-21 pyrotechnic, 2-second dereefing cutters, or two each DM-2/DM-500 electro- mechanical dereefers, which are sold separately. Typical Deployment Speed: 140 knots IAS. Altitude: 700 ft. – 1,500 ft. AGL. Weight of Assy: 250 lbs.
Type Of Canopy: Flat, circular. Size: 64 ft. diameter. Load Capacity: 501 lbs. to 2,200 lbs. or 3,500 lbs. in a cluster of two parachutes. Canopy Fabric: Cloth, Nylon, 2.25 oz. /yd2, Suspension Lines: Material: Cord, nylon, PIA-C-7515, Type IV. Number: 64 each. Includes 57 ft. Centerline for pull-down vent, 68 inch pilot chute and deployment bag assembly, P/N 11-1-2566. Typical Deployment Speed: 140 knots IAS. Altitude: 550 ft. AGL (minimum). Weight: 128 lbs.
Type Of Canopy: Flat, Circular, Ring slot. Size: 15-ft diameter. Load Capacity: 2,520 – 8,500 lbs. , Canopy Fabric: Cloth, nylon, MIL-C-7350, 2.25 oz./yd2, Type I. Suspension Lines: Material: Cord, nylon, coreless, MIL-C-7515, Type IV. Number: 16 each. Special Features: Low Velocity Airdrop (LVAD) primary usage. Is an alternate parachute for high-velocity container drops. Includes a 36-inch Adapter Web. Uses a 60-ft extraction line with a 3.75 inch Two Point Link Assembly. Typical Deployment: Speed: 140 knots IAS. Weight of Assembly: 27 lbs.
The ATI, Electro-Mechanical Dereefing Device allows for accurate time-delay dereefing of G-11/A/B/C/D cargo parachute canopies. The ATI Dereefer is shock proof, re-usable with a 5 year battery life before replacement and replaces the hazardous pyrotechnic 1377-M500 (M-21), and MLU-58/B reefing line cutters. The Model DM-2 & DM-500 use a fabricated, re-usable segmented reefing line. Major components: main body, arming pin, time setting arm, arming screw. The DM-2 & DM-500 fit directly into the standard mounting bracket provided on the G-11 series of parachutes. The Model DM-2 is a special order item that can have an electronic controlled fixed time delay between 3 to 30 seconds. The DM-500 is a fixed 2-second electronically timed device meeting all current military use requirements.
The Buffer Stop Assembly
The Buffer Stop Assembly (BSA) is a 3-g forward cargo restraint normally used for airdropping A-22 containers from aircraft. It rolls and locks into the forward end of an aircraft cargo compartment equipped with a 463L compatible, 108-inch, dual row roller restraint cargo system. It furnishes a 3-g Forward restraint for 16 each, 2,200-lb, A-22 cargo containers in a C-130 aircraft.
ASR-Pioneer also provides a wide variety of consumables, some of these include threads, webbings, and tapes.