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BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan — A senior research and development leader spoke with Army officials here June 9 to 16. Army leaders in the field are seeking technology solutions for complex challenges.

“The commanders have a need for low-cost quick release systems for airdrop bundles,” said Dr. Jack Obusek, Ph.D., Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center director. “A quick release system would prevent cargo from being swept out of friendly hands when parachutes get dragged on the ground in high winds conditions.”

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