low-altitude parachute extraction system


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.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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