Naval Emergency Air Cargo Delivery System (NEACDS) Feasibility Tests and Evaluation
Final rept. Oct 1973-May 1977
DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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The Naval Emergency Air Cargo Delivery System NEACDS is designed to provide an emergency delivery capability to resupply priority items to ships at sea from fixed wing aircraft via airdrop. The major objective of the project has been to establish the feasibility of this concept with the added provisions of 1 not putting a man or boat in the water during retrieval up through sea state 4, and 2 using commonly available off-the-shelf materials. The basic naval problems solved were waterproofing, shock mitigation, load flotation, and retrieval at sea. Coordinating procedures for ship-aircraft operations and communications were developed. The feasibility of NEACDS has been demonstrated and a limited capability is available for use. This report summarizes the program of static drops, range airdrops and fleet drops for the NEACDS.
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