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  • n. Plural form of parafoil.


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  • In March, Brooklyn-based defense contractor Atair Aerospace announced the first successful demonstration of flocking and swarming techniques in a UAV, after dropping five computer-guided Onyx parafoil gliders in an experiment funded by the U.S. Army. The company says the parafoils can be released from 35,000 feet, autonomously glide as a flock for 30 miles, then land together within 150 feet of a preprogrammed target.

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  • MacArthur shouldered his pack and gathered the fluttering parafoils.

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  • To the skittish dismay of the buffalo, the parafoils billowed opened and jolted their load over the uneven terrain.

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  • The other parafoils disappeared against the dark backdrop of the mountains.

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  • He secured both parafoils to the assembled mass and gingerly redeployed the foils in the freshening wind.

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  • Which is 4x faster, better range and can operate in moderate winds that a snow goose can't (limitation of all parafoils).

  • All rely on GPS to give accurate landing information, and easily manipulated parafoils to provide the maneuverability.


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