GPS Guided Parachute System
For projects in the most difficult locations or situations, Matrix can deploy MMIST Systems, enabling cargo to be delivered even when ground based infrastructure such as roads or runways do not exist, or when ground based infrastructure has become ineffective due to poor weather, climate change, or lack of security.
MMIST is a full solution provider of Precision Aerial Delivery products and services including the Sherpa family of GPS guided parafoils, the CQ-10A SnowGoose cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) along with mission planning tools, services and support equipment.
The Sherpa guided parachute system enables safe, accurate and cost effective delivery of cargo from a variety of fixed/rotary wing aircraft. Sherpa achieves high accuracy without dangerous low level aircraft flight, enabling cargo delivery into mountainous terrain, under zero visibility. Sherpa variants can deliver cargo bundles as small as 100 lbs. to as large as 10,000 lbs.
All Sherpa variants are fully autonomous and GPS guided; SAASM GPS and remote manual control, with the unique ability to reprogram the target point in-flight with the push of a button. All variants feature fully guided ram-air parafoils which maintain positive control of the load throughout the entire flight, with a final soft landing at approximately half the rate of descent of round parachutes.
Sherpa variants feature a robust ability to overcome adverse winds, and offers significant flexibility under even the most challenging resupply scenarios.