Unicross

LOW COST CARGO DELIVERY PARACHUTE

Airborne Systems designs and manufactures a low cost cargo parachute that can be utilized as a one-time system or repacked in as little as 1.5 hours and reused as necessary.

Overview

Low Cost Aerial Cargo Delivery Parachute

Airborne Systems designs and manufactures a low cost cargo delivery parachute that can be utilized as a one-time parachute system or repacked in as little as 1.5 hours and reused as necessary. The Unicross military parachute is durable for training and its modular design allows panels replacement without sewing. This results in reduced costs for assembly, training and maintenance. 

Modular Design

  • Easily assemble or make repairs in the field without sewing. 
  • Eliminates the requirement to recover the deployment bag into the aircraft with the release-away static line. 
  • Reduce costs on assembly, training and maintenance. 
  • Re-use panels from recovered parachutes to build new systems. 
  • The Unicross comes in three different sizes: 150, 500, and 2200. See chart below for more details. 

Efficient and Sustainable

  • Economical solution throughout:  Each part of the system is designed with cost efficiency in mind (Canopy, D-bag, Riser, Cargo container slings) while allowing for multiple re-use.
  • Easy drop: The release away static line eliminates the requirement to recover the deployment bag into the aircraft.  Also, the Unicross can be dropped from any cargo ramp and paratroop door equipped aircraft.
  • Enhanced material for more robust overall product:  Multiple use cargo parachute.
  • Easy tie-in panel construction:  The UNICROSS parachute is built with two types of interchangeable panels (crown and wing panels). It offers a considerable reduction in maintenance time and repairs can easily be made in the field as no sewing is required.

Atlas PR-A2 Parachute Release

Complementary to the Unicross parachute system is the Atlas PR-A2 Parachute Release, a mechanism that separates the parachute from its cargo upon landing. 

Versatile One-time Use or Quick Repack

Its design is particularly suitable for humanitarian drops and war-related operations when the recovery of the parachutes is not practical. These include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Food and water resupplies 
  • Medical supplies 
  • Makeshift drop zones 
  • Drops over water 

Although more economical than a classic cargo parachute, the Unicross can be reused (up to five times) and its design ensures reliable openings and stable descent of the payload. 

 

Specifications

Unicross 150  Payload Range: 75-175 lbs ROD (ft/s) @ lbs: 28 @ 150    
Unicross 500 Payload Range: 250-700 lbs ROD (ft/s) @ lbs: 25 @ 500  
Unicross 2200 Payload Range: 1,000-3,200 lbs ROD (ft/s) @ lbs: 28 @ 2200