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U.S. Army To Buy More Cargo Parachutes

BRS Aerospace a part of Ballistic Recovery Services Inc. (BRS) received a contract modification from the U.S. Army to increase its production of cargo parachutes. The $8 M contract will require almost a fifty percent increase in production. The company will have to significantly expand its workforce at its two plants.

Due to conditions in Afghanistan the U.S. military often carries out air drops of supplies and equipment. This means that the stock of parachutes has been used up over the last nine years. This contract will probably replenish stocks while allowing continued resupply missions

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Army Buys Cargo Parachutes

The U.S. Army awarded Ballistic Recovery Systems (BRS) a contract to manufacture twelve hundred cargo parachutes. The $4.1 million contract has an option to for a further fifteen hundred which would make the contract value over $9 million. MSNBC has the press release from the company. BRS has invested recently in staff to help it win such contracts. A few weeks ago they won one from the Air Force. This contract will also allow them to increase the staff at their manufacturing plant in North Carolina. The Army still has the ability to deliver the troops of the 82nd Airborne Division and supporting supplies and equipment by parachute and seems like it will continue to invest in this capability.

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