100 Years of Airborne Systems

June 18, 2019

On June 18, 2019, Airborne Systems celebrated 100 years as a company. We are beyond grateful for the last 100 years and look forward to the next 100 years of innovation.

Airborne Systems is the world’s most trusted resource for parachute design and manufacturing. We have a foundation of over 100 years of designing, developing, and fabricating parachutes. With the expertise of highly skilled engineers, craftsmen, and aerospace and defense professionals, we have gone beyond our company’s original founding principle of landing aviators safely, to using advanced technology to develop a diverse range of products for all kinds of applications and missions. Our company creates and manufactures best-in-class parachutes for the military; GPS precision guided cargo delivery systems; low cost cargo delivery parachutes; parachute releases; personnel and cargo systems; rescue and survival equipment; space and air vehicle recovery systems; and deceleration systems for high-performance aircrafts.

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Airborne Systems FireFly Army Cargo Delivery Parachute System. JPADS 2K System of Choice. Carries unmanned loads up to 2,200 lbs. Max deployment altitude 24,500 ft. drop from below. Waxing / crescent moon.


We design, manufacture and support a diverse range of products for the U.S. Department of Defense (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard) and their international allies.

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Airborne Systems Intruder RA-1 Army Ram Air Parachute system for military special forces and beginner jumpers. Carries 450 lbs. Max deployment altitude 25,000 ft. Canopy and blue sky.

Training Programs

From qualified instructors familiar with military jump and cargo drop requirements, to programs for maintenance and packing techniques, Airborne Systems has a wide range of training programs and courses available.

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Airborne Systems space parachute & inflatable systems. Military-grade deceleration, airbag landing, aerospace recovery, personnel & cargo delivery parachute systems. Entry, Descent & Landing System (EDLS) development for space and high altitude applications. Recovery system for the Discoverer XIII reentry capsule. Three red and white canopies with blue sky.

Space & Recovery

Our unmatched technical skills and innovative capabilities provide deceleration system solutions including large spacecraft recovery and aircraft spin and stall recovery systems.

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