When conditions prevent a helicopter landing, HDT Airborne System's deplaning ropes allow rapid troop deployment to the ground. The HDT Airborne Systems deplaning rope assemblies, Mk 2 and Mk3, enable soldiers, from a height of up to 30m (100 ft) and up to 6 people per rope, to deploy from a hovering helicopter. Once attached to the helicopter anchor point, the rope is dropped and allowed to hang free enabling troops to climb down. Both rope assemblies are in service on a wide range of helicopters including the Sea King, Chinook and Lynx across the Armed Forces worldwide.
Engineered for Efficiency and Safety
- May be used safely with working loads of 584kg (1287 lb).
- Made of yarn spun from high tenacity staple fiber.
- Secured into a cylindrical metal casing by a bolted cross-pin allowing easy attachment to any helicopter’s hook.
- Whipped end ensures durability and reliability.
- A quick release mechanism (QRM) provides additional safety.
- Can be supplied in either Black or Green.
Mk 2 Assembly
- The Deplaning Rope Assembly Mk 2 attaches directly to the helicopter anchor point by an integral ring and spring snap-hook.
Mk 3 Assembly
- The Deplaning Rope Assembly Mk 3 attaches to the helicopter anchor point via HDT Airborne Systems' Quick Release Mechanism (QRM), enabling release of the rope in an emergency.
Helicopter deplaning rope assemblies can be supplied with rope lengths and attachment fittings to suit specific helicopter types, operating procedures or special customer requirements.