Sherpa PADS enable safe, accurate and cost-effective delivery of cargo from a variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Sherpa systems achieve high accuracy without dangerous low-level flight, enabling cargo delivery in mountainous terrain, zero visibility, or outside the reach of MANPADS. PAD is also an IED-proof cargo delivery method.
All Sherpa variants are fully autonomous and GPS guided; SAASM GPS and remote manual control, with the unique ability to reprogram the target point in-flight with the push of a button, is also available. All variants feature fully guided ram-air parafoils which maintain positive control of the load throughout the entire flight, with a final soft landing at approximately half the rate of descent of round parachutes.
Sherpa variants feature a robust ability to overcome adverse winds, and offers significant flexibility with respect to dispatch scenarios. The Sherpa Ranger and Navigator are HAHO and HALO capable, thanks to a uniquely programmable drogue delay.
COMMON GUIDANCE UNIT
Common Guidance Unit designed to deliver payloads of 100 - 10,000 lbs.
COMPATIBLE WITH PARATROOPER FLIGHT PATHS
Better than 100m CEP landing accuracy.
OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL UNIT
The Hand-held Remote Control Unit acts as a homing beacon or can be used to manually control the Sherpa during the flight.
DYNAMIC WIND SENSING
Wind velocities determined on-the-fly are used to automatically adjust flight path.
REDUCED OPERATIONAL COSTS
Sherpa can provide significantly reduced logistics, maintenance, and training costs.
HAHO/HALO PROGRAMMABLE DROGUE DELAY
Opening altitude determined by GPS altitude, pressure altitude, or time delay.
A Sherpa AGU can be immersed in fresh or salt-water for up to 48 hours and not suffer any permanent damage if post immersion procedures are followed.
WIRELESS MISSION PLANNING
Sherpa units can be easily updated with new missions anytime prior to deployment.
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