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The latest D-12 parachute system is ready for state trials

Kirzhach, Vladimir region. Honored parachutist – tester Vladimir Nesterov, who has more than twelve thousand jumps behind him, will test the innovative D-12 parachute system. The new parachute, designed for training and combat jumping with full service armament and equipment, was developed with the support of Aviation Equipment Holding (part of the Russian Technologies Corporation).

The D-12 airborne parachute system is designed for combat and training jumps from aircraft of the Il-76, Il-76M, Il-76MD type, Mi-8 helicopter and its modifications. It has a wide range of adjustments, made of lighter and stronger materials, which allows the paratrooper to take more payload with him.

“D-12 is a new generation parachute system,” said Sergey Astakhov, director of the FSUE “Research Institute of Parachute Engineering”. – With a total flight weight of 160 kg, the D-12 provides reliable operation in the altitude range of 150-4000 m and a comfortable landing of the paratrooper with a speed of not more than 4.5 m / s. The main parachute provides an average horizontal speed of movement up to 4.5 m / s back and forth, as well as a turn in any direction by 180 ° in a period of no more than 15 s. The suspension system has a wide range of adjustments. The parachute system under development can rightfully be called an innovative product with a completely new quality that surpasses its world analogues in many ways. ”

During the test jumps at the airdrome, the director of the Research Institute of Parachute Engineering Sergey Astakhov, the responsible executive of the D-12 project, Professor Vladimir Aparinov, the command of the Airborne Forces, scientists and the designers of the D-12 system will be present.

Aviation Equipment Holding is part of the Russian Technologies Corporation. It includes 36 enterprises located throughout the country: in Moscow, Moscow Region, Ufa, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Omsk, Arkhangelsk Region and other regions of Russia. The company is a supplier and service station for maintenance and repair of aircraft equipment. In the Russian market and in the CIS countries, the company offers products for the world’s leading manufacturers of aviation equipment from Europe, America and Asia. Holding’s customers are such companies as Aeroflot, Sukhoi, Transaero, Airlines, UTair and other major participants in the air transportation market.

FSUE “Research Institute of Parachuting” is the lead developer in the field of parachuting in Russia. The institute carries out fundamental and applied research in the field of parachute technology, the development of parachutes of all types and their manufacture for Russian and foreign customers. The main activity of the institute is inextricably linked with the development of aviation, rocket and space technology. The Institute develops and manufactures parachute systems for manned and unmanned spacecraft, parachute systems for rescue rocket blocks weighing up to 70 tons, brake landing parachute systems for all types of aircraft, rescue parachute systems for crews of aircraft, landing human and cargo systems, as well as special parachute systems and parachute systems for ammunition, including those operating at supersonic modes.

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