82nd Airborne Paratroopers Test New Handheld Leader Radios

Airborne Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division, recently completed almost two weeks of field testing the Army’s newest leader radio (LR) communications systems.   The Handheld, Manpack and Small (HMS) Form Fit/Tactical Radio variants are two-channel handhelds, used at the company and platoon levels by squad and team […]

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Sky Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron (Airborne), 91st Cavalry Regiment perform Airborne Operations from Ramstein Air Base to Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area as part of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE), Jan. 20, 2021. EDRE is a U.S. Department of Defense directed, strategic deployment designed to test the Army’s ability to rapidly […]

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Reserve Parachute Testing Seeks to Eliminate Premature Activations

Certified parachute test jumpers here finished 23 risk reduction jumps with the T-11R Single Pin Troop reserve parachute, making sure it works as it should during equipment test jumps.   The Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate (ABNSOTD) tested the chute from both rotary winged and fixed winged high performance aircraft to eliminate the potential […]

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The GCP (Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes – Commando Parachute Group) are the elite operational pathfinders units within the 11th Parachute Brigade of the French Army. In this photo from Exercise Baccarat in September 2020, a forward observation and reconnaissance team rappels from an NH90 helicopter in the Alps near Grenoble at an altitude of more […]

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During the night of September 11 to 12, 2020, a parachute unit from the Groupement tactique desert (GTD) Bruno jumped into the heart of the Malian Gourma in order to seize a transit area frequently used by the Armed Terrorist Groups (GAT). Photo credit: French Ministry of Defence   […]

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