drogue parachute

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drogue parachute
attached to an F-16XL
fighter jet

drogue parachute

n.
1. A parachute used to stabilize or decelerate a fast-moving object, especially a small parachute used to slow down a reentering spacecraft or satellite prior to deployment of the main parachute.
2. A small parachute used to pull a main parachute from its storage pack.
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Noun1.drogue parachute - a small parachute that pulls the main parachute from its storage pack
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
2.drogue parachute - a parachute used to decelerate an object that is moving rapidly
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
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A deal has been inked by Fokker (Papendrecht, The Netherlands) in principle with Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD, USA) for the delivery of the drag chute fairing assembly for Lockheed Martin s F-35 Lightning II.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA-Free Report) reported strong delivery numbers for the third quarter of 2014 and Lockheed Martin received a contract modification to develop drag chute systems for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
That forklift platform is classed as "Heavy Equipment" and requires an extraction parachute to exit the aircraft (literally, a drag chute attached to the platform yanks it out of the aircraft where the main parachutes deploy to lower it to the ground).
Capt Hall flawlessly executed the F-117 Abort Critical Action Procedure (CAP), by bringing the throttles to idle, deploying the drag chute, and applying the brakes.
Aviation Survival Technicians (AST) inspect, service and maintain C-130 Hercules oxygen and wing raft systems; HU-25 Guardian oxygen systems and drag chute assemblies; and HH-65 Dolphin and HH-60 Jayhawk flotation systems.
Because we still were relatively slow and had over 8,000 feet of runway left, neither the drag chute nor the hook were necessary to stop comfortably.
Aside from the weather, the only uncertainty involved a drag chute lying exposed in Discovery's stern after its cover fell off at launch on Oct.
Contract Awarded to Develop, test, and certify two Drag Chute Systems for the Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft
In addition, USA is responsible for the Space Shuttle's drag chute system, which is used to slow the vehicle down when it lands on the runway.