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Pat. Pend. Multi-mission tandem airdrop barrel system

 

Airdrop Barrel System

MULTI-MISSION TANDEM AIRDROP BARREL SYSTEM

SWORD Defense has approached the Aerial Delivery requirements much like we have with our training and weapon systems product lines.

SWORD Defense’s central focus when designing and creating our Aerial System Solutions are the end-user’s requirements. Understanding the mission requirements from the perspective of experienced end-users, combined with the synergy in working collaboratively with program offices allows us to rapidly develop effective solutions and field them to the warfighter.

 

 Our Solution 

TO THE TRADITIONAL TANDEM CONTAINER

The SWORD Defense System’s  Multi-Mission Air Delivery System (Patent Pending) address the problems surrounding the traditional tandem container, which is a critical component to the Air Delivery Mission-set. All efforts and innovation in this space have traditionally been spent on what attached skyward (or “North”) of the load connection point, which is primarily the rigging and Parachute system. 

When designing the system, our approach was a multifaceted coordination effort to exceed the requirements of Special Operations end-users, allowing us to address a myriad of problem statements, such as; decreasing the bundle build and packing time, allowing for “on the plane” loading over the objective; making the container water-tight; protecting the payload during the impact phase if delivery; creating a system that can be deployed in all of the required airdrop configurations; decreasing exit and opening shock to prevent injury to the jumper and/or system; and providing a safe, intuitive system that packs and performs consistently from exit to impact.

Benefits of Innovation

THE NEW APPROACH TO TANDEM BARREL CONTAINERS

Decreased Exit/Opening Shock

Continuous strapping system & integrated shock absorption significantly decreases exit and opening shock.

Reusable

Modular base cap design allows non-critical parts to be replaced when damaged versus full system replacement

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Watertight

Container is watertight to protect the payload. IP67 rated to 1-meter submersion.

On-Plane Loading

Designed the system to decrease bundle build and packing time

American Made

This system was designed, and patents filed in the USA

Smartstrobe

Available Soon 

 

Specifications

THE ONLY COMPLETE AIRDROP SYSTEM OF ITS KIND

Main Barrel System

The main barrel is single walled with SWORD’s patented integrated channels for the main strapping system.

Upper & lower lip of the barrel reinforced for durability and impact resistance

The Main lid includes cut-outs for the strapping system to pass through

Dimensions and Material

31in (79 cm) in diameter and 60 in (152 cm) in height uniform and cylindrical in shape

X-Link High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

  • Dust ingress resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Flame resistant
Payload

Max suggested training exit weight 750 lbs. (340 kg)

Double barrel design with integrated, continuous strapping system Rated to 12,600lbs. (5,715kg)

Wheels

3″ X 2.8″ Wheel with nylon bushing with .5″ bore 80A Black Polyurethane

Integrated horizontal deployment wheel carriage

Impact Dissipating Material

Multiple-use internal payload impact dissipating material –  Team Wendy designed Proprietary material

Technology

Integrated Smart Bundle Delivery System Platform (JPADS)

Intuitive captive hardware

Optional:

  • GPS/Iridium tracking system for real time PLI tracking
  • Intuitive ballast system assures safe fall rate and center of gravity
  •  Fall Rate Calculator takes the guesswork out of packing & weighting the barrel system
Strapping System and Push Handles

Integrated push handles to aid in vigorous exit out of aircraft

All Nylon Straps MILSPEC Type 7 Tensile Strength: 6000 lbs. (2722 kg)

Double barrel design with integrated, continuous strapping system Rated to 12,600lbs. (5,715kg)

Inner payload barrel strapping system included for ease of removal and replacement

Integrated strap loops for attaching accessories and for attachment of cross-straps

Metal Components & Fasteners

306 Stainless Steel

All hardware rated to 10,000 lbs.

Lid Gasket

.375-inch Silicone Gasket

Water and dust intrusion resistant (IP67)

Color

Available in a variety of subdued colors, no reflective surfaces

 

The Tandem Barrel System

DRIVING INNOVATION

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Water Tight Seal

IP67  – The unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour 

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The Container

Modular Container system with color configurable internal payload barrel

Proprietarily designed to mitigate ground impact to protect sensitive payloads

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Internal Strapping

Strap routing through internal channels prevents the straps from displacing and damage

Continuous Strap design also aids in exit and opening shock

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Quick Attach Lid

Easy access lid allows for rapid payload changes and last minute “over the X” gear additions

Replaceable Wheels

Rapid replacement of damaged wheels and hardware 

Wide wheel design and soft material that prevents damage to the aircraft deck

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Detachable Base Cap

Base Cap designed to take brunt if ground impact which prevents main barrel damage, easy to replace

Base Cap also protects the internally routed continuous strap system

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Who We Work With

CLIENTELE