Parachutist Equipment

Parachutist Equipment

Secures individual mission-essential equipment to the parachutist while in the aircraft, during exit, and during main parachute deployment and descent.

The Harness, Single-Point Release (HSPR) is used to secure equipment to the parachutist, and consists of nylon webbing with friction adapters, two adjustable leg straps, two D-ring attaching straps and a lowering line. The harness secures around the equipment load. It allows for a simultaneous release of the load and leg straps from the parachutist and parachute harness.

The Enhanced Parachutist Drop Bag (EPDB) consists of an incorporated single point release, which utilizes a three ring release, a modular lowering line and rigging design to accommodate both static-line and freefall configurations, and shoulder straps on exterior. It is compatible with standard equipment the Soldier currently carries and/or wears during parachute operations. The EPDB will carry loads ranging from 35 lbs to 120 lbs when rigged for jump operations and can be adjusted to accommodate all bag sizes ranging from Assault Pack to Large MOLLE.

The M-1950 Weapons Case, a padded case, is made of cotton duck or nylon, and carries individual or crew served weapons. It protects both the jumper and the weapon from injury/damage during airborne operations.

The M-1950 Weapons Case must be rigged with a lowering line when the case and weapon weight is more than 35 pounds. The M-1950 Is being replaced by the Modular Airborne Weapons Case.

The Universal Parachutists Kit Bag (UPKB) is a recovery bag for personnel parachute with approximately 10,500 in3 of storage space, a main compartment capable of storing both main and reserve canopies for both static line (SL) and Military Free Fall (MFF) parachutes, shoulder straps for ease of carrying, top carrying handles for easy transport, and an outer side pocket used for securing a packed T-11R or a helmet.