P-7 parachute platforms supplied by the Technodinamika group proved to be 100% efficient during a humanitarian operation in Syria
MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This was discussed at an extended session of the Russian Defence Ministry Board on the results of the Armed Forces’ activity. According to the Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu, approximately 2,500 tonnes of humanitarian aid were delivered to the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor in 2016.
The P-7 platform, developed at the Universal Moscow Design and Production Complex, which forms part of Technodinamika, was used as one of the main parachute systems.
“Our platforms proved their reliability once again during a humanitarian operation aimed at the delivery of foodstuffs, medicines, medical equipment and basic commodities in Syria,” pointed out Igor Nasenkov, the CEO of the Technodinamika group.
A parachute platform is an assembled metallic structure on removable wheels with a large number of parachutes. It can drop over 30 types of cargo weighing up to 9.3 tonnes from an altitude of 300 to 1,500 meters above the landing area. The altitude of the unloading point can reach 2,500 meters above sea level. Such platforms are typically used for delivering military equipment and cargo. However, they also serve humanitarian purposes. Thus, paratroopers use the platform to transport mobile temples.
JSC Moscow Design and Production Complex Universal was founded in 1940. Overall, more than 300 items of paraborne equipment and 800 types of ground service equipment for the use of the Russian aviation have been developed at the enterprise.
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