Airborne Systems Awarded $26 Million Marine Corps Contract

Earlier this month, Airborne Systems of Pennsauken announced that it was officially awarded the contract for an Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System (E-MMPS) for the United States Marine Corps (USMC). The contract, which was competitively procured via the Federal Business Opportunities website, is worth over $26 million.

Pennsauken-based Airborne Systems was awarded a five-year, $26 million contract to provide an Enhanced Multi-Mission Parachute System for the United States Marine Corps.

“This is a significant win for Airborne Systems. It expands our customer base and signifies the trust in our design and ingenuity,” a press release on the company’s website stated. “We are constantly providing the best technology available worldwide, and when that technology does not exist, we develop it ourselves. Airborne Systems is thrilled not only to meet the unique and specific requirements of the USMC, but also to offer the newest technology currently available for tactical operations in the world. We are confident in our products and are honored to have been chosen by the USMC for this opportunity.”

The E-MMPS, which will be replace the legacy Multi-Mission Parachute System currently used by the Marines, is equipped with an Airborne Systems proprietary Hi-5 canopy, the latest Airborne Systems free fall parachute canopy designed specifically for high altitude high opening missions. The system will also include an Edge harness container, as well as an attachable military working dog harness. Airborne Systems will provide training services, commercial manuals, and all necessary support to ensure the successful fielding of this new parachute system.

All work will be performed in Pennsauken and is expected to be complete by January 5, 2023.

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