Save Lives on the Ground by Breaking the Barriers to Aerial Resupply
Save Lives in the Air by Distancing Manned Aircraft from Threats
Mission Sequence 1: Mid Air Release
After rolling off the ramp of a cargo aircraft on its nose, each glider enters a steep dive until a static line triggers release of its folded wings. The steep dive and delayed wing deployment ensures a safe distance is established between the cargo aircraft and the glider.
Mission Sequence 2: Wing Deployment & Transit
After wing deployment, glider flight levels out and the Autonomous Guidance Unit (AGU) begins making course and glide slope corrections to reach the designated delivery location.
Mission Sequence 3: Terminal Dive & Parachute Braking
When nearing the delivery location, the glider enters a terminal dive and deploys a drogue chute from its tail. The drogue chute unfurls a larger braking parachute stowed aft of the cargo compartment, providing a soft landing.