BAE Systems awarded contract for T-11 parachutes

  • 11-Nov-2009 03:53 EST

The T-11 parachute features a completely redesigned main and reserve parachute, an integrated harness system, and a design that allows for a more stable, slower rate of descent.

BAE Systems’ Security & Survivability business received an $8.7 million contract in connection with a $220 million program the U.S. Army established to phase out existing T-10 parachutes, replacing them with new T-11 Personnel Parachute Systems. BAE Systems is one of three companies that qualified for and received an initial contract to produce the T-11 parachutes. The five-year contract allows for future orders, which will be awarded based on performance. BAE Systems expects to manufacture more than 60 T-11 Personnel Parachute Systems per week at its Phoenix, AZ, production facility.

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