The LSS will make Military operations safer.

Military Sling Load operations

How does the LSS Sling Load (LSS-SL) Work?

The LSS in its entirety connects to the cable suspended between the helicopter. The LSS-SL can be suspended over any load and per normal operational protocols, be attached to the auto-releasing hooks at the bottom of the LSS-SL. Upon mission completion, these hooks will release the load for the next operation. With a combination of critical sensor suites and LED displays, both the pilot and crew chief can position loads within 6 inches of a target.

The Benefits

Precision Sling Load positioning

Faster Operations

Safer Operations

The full ability to control of the suspended load

Military Sling Load Operations

The LSS gives peace of mind to the pilot.

Pararescue Airmen conduct helicopter hoist training
at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan November 5, 2018 (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)

Rescue Hoisting

How does the LSS work?

The LSS can be used during any helicopter hoisting mission. Operationally, the LSS will work with a simple procedure. In its charging station stored within the cabin of the helicopter, the LSS can be retrieved and applied to any cable or hoist system. The crew chief will grab the LSS and attach it to the vertical cable through a clasping mechanism. Through GPS and other sensors, the LSS arms deploy once in an area of free space. The sensors and control algorithms take over and, using a drone-type configuration, will counteract the swinging in the opposite direction, mitigating all swing. Additionally, through an interactive display, both the pilot and the crew chief can position the load on command per operational needs. Upon mission completion, the system folds up and can be detached from the cable and stored for the next mission.

The Benefits

Faster Hoisting Extractions

Safer Operations

Less time in hover in combat situations