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STARA Technologies Demos UAV Precision Airdrop Capabilities For US Military

File photo of STARA's guided parachute technology being deployed.

Yuma AZ (SPX) Oct 17, 2005
At the request of the United States Army, STARA Technologies will demonstrate its patented miniature guided parachute technology at the Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstration at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona.

On October 17th through the 21st STARA Technologies will present the capabilities of its miniature Mosquito guided parachute systems to several hundred U.S. Military personnel. The Mosquito is the only system in the world light enough and small enough to be used with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

The Mosquito enhances the capabilities of the US Military by providing the ability to use UAVs to drop Unattended Ground Sensors (UGS), communications relays, and medical resupply bundles with an accuracy of 100 feet.

The Mosquito can be launched from 35,000 feet from a UAV wing mount or an external flare/chaff dispenser. The Mosquito is 20x smaller than other systems on the market and will be the only miniature delivery system presented at PATCAD.

In the next six months the Mosquito will be dropped from 6 different UAV platforms including the Predator A and B series.

Additionally, STARA will be jointly presenting the capabilities of a new innovative composite parachute material called Cuben Fiber. Cuben Fiber is 350% stronger, 700% less stretchable and 75% lighter than conventional parachute material.

The inventor of the material and original designer of the composite parafoil, R.J. Downs will be a guest of STARA's and will be presenting his fabric to hundreds of military personnel.

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