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Below are some useful links to the different resources:

To date, several Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstrations (PATCAD), sponsored and organized by the Natick Soldier RD&E Center at the Yuma Proving Ground and in France took place. Specifically, they are as follows:

  • PACD-2008                 (near Toulouse, France);
  • PATCAD-2007            (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ);
  • PACD-2006                 (near Toulouse, France);
  • PATCAD-2005            (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ);
  • PATCAD-2003            (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ);
  • PATCAD-2001            (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ).

Below, you will find several papers describing GPADS and JPADS programs and providing an overview of current concepts in precision aerial delivery the results of recent PATCADs:

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