Indian Air Force Successfully Conducts Trials of Heavy Drop System to Para-Drop Vehicles, Heavy Loads

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: Partnering with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Indian Air Force recently conducted successful trials of the Heavy Drop System from a cargo aircraft.

The Heavy Drop system is designed and developed by a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Heavy drop systems are used for para-dropping vehicles or heavy loads during operations along with troops in forward areas.

According to IAF officials, “The trial of the system has been completed in partnership with Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment towards achieving self-reliance in the military sector.”

In a tweet on its official X (earlier known as Twitter) handle on August 19, IAF said:

Partnering with @DRDO_India towards #AtmanirbharBharat.

The #IAF recently carried out successful trials of the Heavy Drop System, designed and developed by

the Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment.

— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) August 19, 2023

The DRDO lab Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment based out of Agra is tasked with developing such systems for the defence forces.