28 January 2014 airforce-technology.com
Advanced Tactical Airborne Systems and Services (ATASS) has signed a cooperation agreement with Netherlands-based company, SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group, for provision of products, solutions and services for manned and unmanned aerial delivery systems.
The agreement primarily focuses on implementation of products and solutions that integrate and provide high compatibility and commonality between manned and unmanned systems that make use of steerable parachutes.
ATASS' manned systems, such as high altitude-high opening (HAHO)/high altitude-low opening (HALO) parachute systems and CCT-equipment, navigation systems and SSBV-built precision airdrop systems, and tactical resupply, mission planning, communication systems are expected to offer a strong basis for a full European-based approach to provide common and integrated aerial delivery solutions.
Commenting on the agreement, SSBV Aerospace & Technology Group CEO Pieter van Duijn said, ''It opens up new opportunities for a wider range of systems and solutions based on our ACRIDS precision airdrop technology."
ATASS Advanced Tactical Airborne Systems and Services managing director Rainer Kandler said, "With this cooperation we have made the next step towards increasing and enhancing our European-based technology and gained the means to evolve into one of the most successful full service system integrators in the field of military parachuting today.''
The agreement has already resulted in joint technical and business development activities and a stronger positioning in the market, according to the two companies.