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Airborne Systems-Built Software Aims to Guide Parachutists to Landing Targets; Vincent Mignot Comments

Airborne Systems-Built Software Aims to Guide Parachutists to Landing Targets; Vincent Mignot Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

tablet, soldier, c4isrAirborne Systems has developed a navigation software designed to help military parachutists reach their landing targets, Fedscoop reported Wednesday.

Greg Otto writes the Airborne Systems-developed Pilot software is installed on Panasonic-built Toughpad ruggedized tablet attached to the parachute and works to measure distance, altitude and wind speed from the landing target.

“[The tablets] cannot be too big because [troops] are already carrying a lot of equipment “” oxygen bottles and masks, armor plates, rucksacks “” and they need to be able use the handles if there is a problem with their parachute,“ said Vincent Mignot, a parachute engineer at Airborne Systems.

Mignot told Fedscoop the company has already deployed its Pilot software to U.S. Army Special Forces' parachutists.

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