Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery System

Military aircraft point-to-point cargo transport, aerial delivery and airdrop.


Todd Kortbein or Patrick Monacelli

DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems

Fort Walton Beach, FL

+1 850 344 2338


Parts & Service

Onboard systems for restraint of cargo or wheeled vehicles in military transport aircraft and gravity air drop or parachute extraction of cargo during flight. Available system features include restraint rails, roller trays, tie-down points, electronic or mechanical palletized cargo locks for tactical airdrop or transport restraint, parachute release mechanisms,  towplate, mechanical or electronic  system controls and structural floor panels if required.

Alternate electronic control capabilities include:

Integrated  System Command, Control and Monitoring:

  • Cargo handling controller
  • Lock control panels
  • Aerial delivery lock control units
  • Logistics lock control units
  • Remote control panels


Aircraft Interfaces/Status Monitoring:

  • Mission computer
  • Avionics computer
  • Aerial delivery panel
  • Cargo door control unit
  • Lighting
  • Electrical  power


Control and Monitoring Functions:

  • Lock /unlock actuation
  • Automatic airdrop lock load sensing and release
  • Release gate actuation
  • Parachute release actuation
  • Towplate extraction/jettison actuation



  • Up to DO178 Design Assurance Level A – Software Catastrophic Failure Assurance
  • ARP 4754 – complex hardware certification
  • Structural and electrical airworthiness


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