underslung load

underslung load

In helicopter transport operations, any external load hanging under the helicopter fuselage. See also hook operation.
Translations
charge sous élingue
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Ultra light howitzers can easily be carried in helicopters as underslung load and transported to high altitude areas along the India- China border where the Army is raising a new strike corps.
This could provide SOF (Special Operations Forces) units with an extended operating range in comparison to rotary-wing insertions which are limited in the amount of payloads that helicopters can carry, be they underslung loads or internally-transported.
Contract notice: Aerial Transport Underslung Loads MFF23 2015-16.
He added it was standard practice for a crewman to be on the ground to guide the pilot during operations with underslung loads.
A board spokesman said it was standard practice for the crewman to be on the ground to act as a guide for the pilot during operations involving underslung loads.