Cargo Handling & Aerial Delivery Systems

Fixed and rotary wing military aircraft point-to-point cargo transport, aerial delivery, and airdrop.

Leonardo DRS supplies onboard systems for restraint of cargo or wheeled vehicles in military transport aircraft, as well as systems for gravity air drops 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, tow plates, mechanical or electronic system controls, and structural floor panels if required.

Alternate Electronic Control Capabilities:

  • Integrated System Command, Control, and Monitoring
    • Cargo handling controller
    • Lock control panels
    • Aerial delivery lock control units
    • Logistics lock control units
    • Remote control panels
  • Control and Monitoring Functions
    • Lock / unlock actuation
    • Automatic airdrop lock load sensing and release
    • Release gate actuation
    • Parachute release actuation
    • Tow plate extraction/jettison actuation
  • Aircraft Interfaces / Status Monitoring
    • Mission Computer
    • Avionics computer
    • Aerial delivery panel
    • Cargo door control unit
    • Lighting
    • Electrical power
  • Design
    • Up to DO178 Design Assurance Level A - Software Catastrophic Failure Assurance
    • ARP 4754 - complex hardware certification
    • Structural and electrical airworthiness


Cargo Handling System CHS
Proven success in Cargo Handling & Aerial Delivery

Over four decades of experience providing both fixed and rotary wing military aircraft with point-to-point cargo transport, aerial delivery, and airdrop systems.

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