According to Cote, given the success American forces have had with the JPAD
system, other nations, including Canada, are becoming interested in the technology.
ruggedized PAD, was designed on the robust Android operating system operating on QUAD Core CPU and runs on WCDMA/GSM networks, with IP68 and MIL-S810G standards certifications.
Right now, there are more than a hundred JPADS 2K systems in theater," Benney said.
To improve JPADS for use in Afghanistan, a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement has been submitted to request software upgrades that will better negotiate complex contours and improve airdrops by reducing delivery errors to within 25 meters of their targets.
Airborne Systems offers a complete family of JPADS platforms which are capable of delivering a wide range of payloads from 75 lbs to 25,000 lbs.
In November 2005, AMC opened a JPADS "Tiger Team" that included representation from dozens of agencies at command headquarters, especially the Combat Operations Division and Plans and Programs, as well as people from the Air Mobility Battlelab and the Air Force Mobility Weapons School.
27) The JPADS diminishes the enemy's opportunity to inflict casualties.
The improved JPADS dramatically decreases this risk for the aircrews and aircraft.
Airborne Systems' family of JPADS (Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System) platforms utilizes GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to "steer" the cargo to the target location.
The Joint Requirements Oversight Council recognized the importance of the program by ranking JPADS as its second highest priority for fiscal year 2004 technology demonstrations.
Over 60 such Jpads have been supplied to US Air Force Air Mobility Command.
A JPADS component, the JPADS Mission Planner (JPADS-MP), was first used in Afghanistan last summer.