Russia: Technodinamika to test new parachutes for ultra low altitudes


The Technodinamika holding company will test a new Shturm parachute system designed for ultra-low altitudes, Holding’s Director-General Igor Nasenkov has said. "The Shturm parachute system, which operates without parachute packs, will be demonstrated both on man simulators and by test people. Several jumps will be made," Nasenkov said.


Russia Technodinamika to test new parachutes for ultra low altitudes
"The Shturm parachute system, which operates without parachute packs, will be demonstrated both on man simulators and by test people. Several jumps will be made," Nasenkov said. (Picture source: ria.ru)


He noted that the Shturm parachute system makes it possible to drop paratroopers from an ultra-low altitude of 80 meters. It takes less than a second to detach the parachute upon landing, which is extremely important for commandos during special operations.

The Shturm parachute system is designed to drop special-purpose troops in extreme conditions of combat use on a restricted area. According to technical design specifications, the maximum permissible weight of a parachute jumper should not exceed 150 kilograms; flight-speed is up to 180 km/h, Technodinamika said. Test paratroopers will use Mi-8 helicopters to jump from altitudes of 70 to 100 meters at an indicated airspeed of 80 to 120 km/h.


 

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