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QinetiQ - PADS ASonde R3.0
QinetiQ - PADS ASonde R3.0

QinetiQ - PADS ASonde R3.0

The PADS® Precision AirDrop System ASonde enables aircrews to obtain in-situ weather information for mission execution. The use of data provided by the QinetiQ North America ASonde, in conjunction with the PADS UHF Dropsonde Receiver Sub-system (UHF-DRS) has resulted in a 70% improvement for impact point accuracy for high-altitude ballistic airdrop systems. For guided airdrop systems, the real-time data provided by the PADS ASonde allows mission planners to increase standoff distance and deliver cargo and personnel from higher altitudes with greater precision and safety than conventional methods.
  • Applications
  • Measurement of realtime wind information to support guided, ballistic and personnel airdrop operations
  • Measurement of wind information for meteorological application in remote areas
  • Features
  • Simple to operate
  • 11 programmable frequencies adds flexibility to operations
  • Single indicator for power and GPS lock
  • Operational in excess of 25,000 ft MSL
  • Parachute color options allows for training or combat operations
  • Replaceable batteries
  • Run-time feature allows operator to determine remaining operational life
Additional Information
ModelItem Number
PADS ® ASondeR3.0 (Coyote Brown Chute)11116-701
PADS ® ASondeR3.0 (International Orange Chute)11116-702