GPADS - What does GPADS stand for? The Free Dictionary
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Designed to transport payloads from 200-10,000 lb, Airborne Systems' Guided Precision Aerial Delivery Systems (GPADS
) are a family of smart systems engineered to meet every type of targeted delivery mission.
This range includes a guided GPADS
(Guided Precision Aerial Delivery System) cargo parachute which can fly to within 100 meters of a programmed impact point when launched from a giant C130 aircraft.
* The Guided Parafoil Air Delivery System (GPADS
), a gliding system, uses autonomous steering to deliver loads of cargo ranging from 700-pound bundles of food to 5-ton trucks.