Component parts for all deceleration assemblies can be supplied separately. Contact us to request the parts number list.
For governments and militaries, we offer a full line of basic military parachutes. We can also customize a parachute to meet your individual needs.
Aircraft Braking Parachute Systems: Drag Chutes, Drogue Chutes, and More
Parachutes can safely drop personnel, cargo, and equipment; they can also help safely decrease the speed of moving objects. Similar in function to a deceleration parachute, the main role of the drogue chute is to stabilize the parachute before it opens. It lowers the parachute’s air speed (similar to a deceleration parachute lowering the aircraft’s speed) so the main parachute does not explode at high speeds.
The difference, however, is that a drogue parachute is only deployed for a few seconds before the main is pulled, while a deceleration parachute is deployed until the aircraft stops.
Drogue parachutes are also used alongside extraction parachutes. Used in low-altitude parachute-extraction systems (LAPES), drogues are released to trail behind the aircraft and pull the extraction parachutes, which releases the pallet with the load.