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MMIST is a full solution provider of Precision Aerial Delivery products and services including the Sherpatm family of GPS guided parafoils, the CQ-10A SnowGoosetm cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) along with mission planning tools, services and support equipment.
MMIST enables 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.
The Sherpatm guided parachute system enables safe, accurate and cost effective delivery of cargo from a variety of fixed/rotary wing aircraft. Sherpatm achieves high accuracy without dangerous low level aircraft flight, enabling cargo delivery into mountainous terrain, under zero visibility, or outside the reach of man portable air defence systems (MANPADS).
Sherpatm variants can deliver cargo bundles as small as 100 lbs to as large as 10,000 lbs. The Sherpatm has been operationally deployed with both regular US forces and Special Forces since 2003 and been selected by over 25 countries worldwide.
The SnowGoosetm CQ-10A Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is the only cargo UAS in US Department of Defense (DOD) inventory. The system is designed to airdrop multiple one-hundred (100) pound cargo bundles into hostile or denied areas. After autonomously airdropping its cargo, the system returns to base and lands autonomously, to be prepared for re-launch and its next mission.
The CQ-10A Operational Set (OPSET) is supplied under NSN 1550-01-505-3010, and has been deployed to both Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). It includes two different parafoil wing kits, a ground launch kit and an air launch kit. In its ground launch configuration, the system is launched from a HMMWV (M998 or 1097) or a trailer.
MMIST and its partners are developing a third wing kit for the CQ-10, which enables the system to launch itself without the need for ground support equipment, enabling not just delivery of cargo, but also cargo extraction. This exciting new variant, called the CQ-10B or “Bravo” is a near Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft with more than four times the range of its predecessor.