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Our gliders are disposable, low-cost, one-time use resupply delivery systems that could provide a rifle squad with a single day sustainment, could significantly reduce current resupply costs, not compromise a unit’s position through noise, and not burden a unit by requiring it to recover and retain the glider.  Our gliders increase standoff range for cargo aircraft to improve the safety for their aircrew as well as reduce the fuel and time consumed in transporting supplies to widely dispersed locations. Gliders also increase a ship's standoff distance from shore-based threats such as cruise missiles and long range precision fire.  


Since our gliders are single use disposable aircraft, they are capable of undertaking missions too risky for reusable unmanned or manned aircraft – if a disposable glider is lost for any reason then only that mission is lost; if a reusable aircraft is lost then all future missions for that aircraft are lost, which could potentially be hundreds or thousands of missions. 

Gliders provide numerous additional advantages:

- for Ground Combat Units

• Gliders could provide rifle squads located at widely separated points of need with single day sustainment. 

• Gliders would not telegraph a ground unit’s location like a helicopter or parachute airdrop might.  The glider’s small size, low radar cross section (RCS), low infrared (IR), and low acoustic signature all make the gliders difficult to observe. 

• Gliders do not further burden the rifle squads by requiring them to bring back glider components. 

• Glider resupply would not be stopped by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) as ground resupply might. 

• Gliders resupply would be less likely to be stopped by Air Defense Systems (ADS) as compared to delivery of cargo by helicopter or by parachute airdrop.  Even if the gliders are shot down by an ADS, the gliders could cost less than the ADS assets required to shoot the gliders down.

• Gliders would be able to operate in all weather conditions including high winds, but would not be able to operate in severe icing conditions.

• Gliders would be able to deliver supplies anywhere a parachute airdrop can. 

• Gliders do not need an airfield-like landing zone. 

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- for the Carrier Aircraft

• Gliders improve cargo aircraft survivability by providing standoff from ADS. 

• Gliders could be used as decoys against ADS.

• Gliders reduce flight hours needed to fly a logistic mission, thus reducing aircraft maintenance and increasing the availability of aircraft & flight crew for other missions. 

• Gliders could improve the throughput (tons-miles of cargo per hour) for a carrier aircraft.  Gliders are particularly well suited for missions that involve resupply of multiple widely separated points of need.

• Gliders could eliminate rotorcraft landing in a landing zone (LZ) – potentially dangerous even in peacetime. 

• Gliders save carrier aircraft limited airframe life for future use. 

- for Amphibious Ships

• Gliders increase a ship's standoff distance from shore-based threats such as cruise missiles and long-range precision fire. 

• Gliders significantly improve a carrier aircraft’s radius of action.

• An amphibious ship’s Air Combat Element (ACE) could deploy up to 50 gliders an hour because the MV-22, CH-53, and MH-60 aircraft could carry multiple gliders simultaneously.

- for Humanitarian Aid

• Gliders could transfer humanitarian aid across political borders. 

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- for the Taxpayer

• Glider’s innovative design and unique choice in materials and manufacturing methods can make them lower in cost as compared to other precision airdrop systems.

• Gliders could be less expensive for many missions as compared to other means of aerial supply when considering the cost of both the carrier aircraft plus the glider.

• Glider are always less expensive when the probability of carrier aircraft loss to ADS is considered.

- for Logisticians

• Gliders could greatly outdistance any ground based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for cargo logistics since the actual cargo delivery distance is the sum of the carrier aircraft’s range plus the glider’s range.

• If a glider is lost for any reason, then only that glider mission is lost.  If a reusable UAV is lost for any reason, then all future missions for that UAV are lost.

• Gliders could bypass shore-based Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration (RSOI) logistics depots that have been traditionally used to deliver supplies to multiple points of need. 

• Gliders could improve the throughput (tons-miles of cargo per hour) for a carrier aircraft.  For example, since the MV-22 could carry up to four gliders at a time there are concept of operations (CONOPS) in which the gliders enable one MV-22 to do the job of four MV-22’s. 

• Gliders could save carrier aircraft fuel – this is fuel that does not need to be transported into the operating theater. 

• Gliders have folding wings and are stackable with up to 4 gliders stacked on top of each other to allow for compact storage onboard aircraft, ships, logistic depots, and inside standard 20 or 40 foot long storage containers.

• Gliders can be assembled quickly using only small hand tools.

• Gliders are easily programmed using a laptop computer and wireless modem.