US Army Paratroopers Drop into North Korea (click to view larger)
We all have seen photos of a sea of big round parachutes, as US Army paratroopers descended on German troops in France during World War II, on North Korean troops during the Korean War, and into northern Iraq in the most recent Iraq War. The US Army’s parachute design hasn’t changed much over the years. Until now.
The US Army has undertaken a complete redesign of its T-10 parachute, which it has used since the 1950s. The new T-11 parachute has a new square design and a number of advantages over the T-10: a larger canopy, slower descent rate, and greater carrying capacity.
After 3,200 test jumps, the Army is moving ahead with T-11 procurement to get the parachutes into the field…
Clement Group in Montgomery, AL received a $15.7 million firm-fixed-price task order for the design and construction of 3 battalion headquarters buildings for Battalion Combat Teams Complexes at Fort Lewis, WA.
Clement received the task order under a US Army multiple award task order contract (MATOC) the contractor won in June 2008. The MATOC, which covers construction of battalion and brigade headquarters in the US Northwest Region, has a potential value of $150 million.