A US Military cargo plane that is loaded with equipment needs to drop the cargo safely and accurately in a specific area, without landing the plane. Perhaps there is not an airstrip nearby, or at least not one large enough to land the plane. Perhaps the cargo needs to reach a restricted area where landing is not an option. Perhaps the issue is time – with the plane not having enough time to land, unload cargo, and take off again. Whatever the reason, these air drops are a vital part of disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and military logistics and are even harder to do than they sound. Tumble rate, wind resistance and fall path deviation are just a few of the many considerations that must be measured, tested, and accounted for. When equipment, supplies, or other cargo must be safely dropped from a plane, how do the armed forces, relief agencies, and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) make that happen?

In this case, the United States Department of Defense turned to Wamore, Inc.

 

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