The scientists of Aerial Distribution Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) have set an example even during the Covid transition period. The passion to do something for the country has developed a heavy drop system of as much capacity as it needs. This system is for cargo aircraft C-130J and C-17 Globemaster. This system is completely indigenous. Goods weighing twenty tons can be easily landed on the ground in any inaccessible area, whether it is China or on the border of Pakistan. This will help in providing logistics and weapons to the soldiers during the war. By the end of this year, the final trials of this system will be held in the Malpura dropping zone. In the year 2022, it will be inducted into the Army and the Indian Air Force.
Requirements: The C-130J and C-17 Globemaster are state-of-the-art cargo aircraft. So far P-7 and P-16 are heavy drop systems. Both the systems have been developed by ADRDE. These systems are not effective for state-of-the-art cargo aircraft. In view of this, the team of ADRDE started developing the heavy drop system weighing twenty tons a year and a half ago. Success has now come.
USP: The drop system is being developed as per the requirement for both the cargo aircraft. That is, the weight can also be reduced. This is the first time that a heavy drop system will operate on two cargo planes.
Benefit: War or divine calamity. Cargo aircraft have an important role. These planes have been used in recent disasters. Due to the heavy drop system, the goods weighing 20 tonnes will be able to be lowered easily on the ground.
Technique: The heavy drop system will be equipped with sensors and other state-of-the-art equipment so that it can be landed at the designated place.
There will be eight parachutes: The heavy drop system that ADRDE has developed so far. It used to have large parachutes, but the system being developed for cargo planes will have eight smaller parachutes. The weight of these parachutes will be 20 to 25 kg. While the weight of the entire structure will be 1400 kg.
Age to be more than 15 years: ADRDE is paying special attention to the strength of the heavy drop system. The age of the system will be 15 years. For this, in addition to nylon, specially prepared material will be used in the parachute.
These are cargo aircraft: Indian Air Force has cargo aircraft like C-130J, C-17 Globe Master, CH-47F-I Chinook, IL-76, AN-32, HS-748, Do-228 Boeing, ERJ-135 .
Self-reliant India will get wings: Dr. AK Saxena, Director and Senior Scientist of ADRDE says that heavy drop system weighing 20 tonnes is being developed for cargo aircraft. It will be completely indigenous. This will give wings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-reliant India. India's status in the world will increase even more.