FireFly®

GUIDED PRECISION AERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM

Fly Farther, Carry More, Land Softly

Overview

The Airborne Systems FireFly® was selected by the U.S. DoD as the system of choice for the U.S. 2,000 lb Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System (2K JPADS) program. The system’s guidance, navigation and control software analyzes its environment in real time, ensuring accurate payload delivery. Its long-distance capability increases safety for the aircrew and the receiving unit, reducing the need for ground logistics. It is currently being used in operational theater to reliably deliver supplies and equipment to U.S. forces in remote locations.

AN ADVANCED SYSTEM THAT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE AND EASY-TO-USE

  • Carries unmanned payloads up to 2,200 lb (1000 kg)
  • Can be dropped from altitudes up to 24,500 feet MSL
  • Flies 25 kilometers or more given environmental conditions.
  • Lands on target or up to 150 meters maximum of the designated impact point
  • Continually adjusts for wind conditions until the final flare to land
  • Comes standard with Airborne Systems Mission Planner (jTrax-MP)*
  • Compatible with the current U.S. JPADS Mission Planner (JPADS MP); programmable through the mission planner software or the remote control unit:
  • The remote control unit offers the following capabilities
    • Provides guidance, navigation, and control software for greater accuracy and better reliability
    • Monitors the status of systems while onboard the aircraft prior to drop
    • Monitors directional heading during flight ensuring landing on designated impact point.
    • Enables manual operator override with handheld device

 

Specifications

Payload Capacity

650 - 2,200 lb (294.8 - 1089 kg)

System Weight

162 lb (73.5 kg)

Span

56 ft (17.1 m)

Chord

18 ft (5.5 m)

Cell Count

19

Opening Shock (Max)

4.5 g’s

Max Release Altitude

24,500 ft (7,468 m)

Min Release Altitude

5,000 ft (1,524 m)

Max Glide, L/D (no wind)

3.25:1