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low-altitude parachute extraction system (US DoD Definition)


Definition of the term 'low-altitude parachute extraction system ' per official documentation of the United States Department of Defense.

low-altitude parachute extraction system



A low-level, self-contained system capable of delivering heavy loads into an area where air landing is not feasible from an optimum aircraft wheel altitude of 5 to 10 feet above ground level. One or more platforms may be dropped. Also called LAPES. (JP 3-17) (US DoD)
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