DragonFly®

GUIDED PRECISION AERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM

Fly Farther, Carry More, Land Softly

Overview

Selected as the system of choice for the U.S. 10,000 lb Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System (JPADS 10k) program, the Airborne Systems Dragonfly® is a fully autonomous GPS-guided cargo delivery system. Featuring a fully elliptical ram-air parachute canopy, it has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to land within 150 meters of a designated Impact Point.

ACCURATE AND EASY TO USE

  • Using only Impact Point data, the Airborne Guidance Unit (AGU) calculates its position four times per second and continually adjusts its flight algorithm to ensure maximum accuracy
  • Has a glide ratio of 3.0:1 for maximum offset capability
  • A unique modular system allows the AGU to be charged while the canopy is being packed, enabling turnaround times of less than four hours between drops
  • Comes standard with Airborne Systems Mission Planner (jTrax-MP)*
  • Compatible with the current U.S. JPADS Mission Planner (JPADS MP)
  • Can be rigged for extraction or gravity drop

*The Airborne Systems Mission Planner is capable of running simulated missions in virtual operational environments when using terrain-mapping software.

 

Specifications

Minimum GRW: 4,900 lb (2,223 kg)

Maximum GRW: 10,000 lb (4,536 kg)

System Weight: 508 lb (230 kg)

 

 

Span: 110 ft (34 m)

Chord: 33 ft (10 m)

Cell Count: 35

Max Release Altitude in a C-130: 24,500 ft (7468 m) AMSL

Min Release Altitude in a C-17: 17.999 ft (5,486 m) AMSL

Max Glide, L/D (no wind): 3.5:1