Precision Airdrop (Largage de precision)
AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA
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This AGARDograph describes the basic principles and testing considerations for precision airdrop systems. A variety of precision airdrop systems available as commercial-off-the-shelf and others in various stages of development will be described in general terms. Some of the systems described are currently in use while other systems are in development. This report also concentrates on the aircraft navigation to the airdrop release point and on the trajectory control and concepts of air dropped payloads to enable accurate ground impacts. In addition, the report outlines the need for precision airdrop systems and introduces the reader to potential Concepts of Operations. A list of useful reference documents is included in the report. These can be helpful to the reader looking for appropriate details if the full background should be needed for information contained in this AGARDograph.
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