LCADS – Low Cost Aerial Delivery Systems
Niche, Inc. specializes in contract sewing and manufactures a variety of high quality finished goods. Our philosophy at Niche is to create the highest quality products for our clients. We accomplish this with our machine shop by creating custom fixtures, jigs, and machines. We have a highly skilled team of designers and engineers who work closely with our clients to ensure functional design, high quality and beautiful products. Niche has a significant collection of specialized machinery, which when coupled with years of cutting, sewing and metal working experience allows us to manufacture quality products efficiently and affordably.
LV - Low Velocity Parachutes
Niche has been manufacturing LV Parachutes since 2008. Over the past few years we have made more than 100,000 LV Parachutes that have gone directly to Afghanistan to deliver all of the supplies for more than 25,000 troops. This single use parachute allows 501-2,200 pounds of cargo to be dropped 800 feet AGL at a drop rate of 28 FPS.
HV - High Velocity Parachutes
Niche began manufacturing HV Parachutes in 2011. We have made more than 7,000 units for troops in Afghanistan. This single use parachute allows 501-2,200 pounds of cargo to be dropped 25,000 feet AGL at a drop rate of 70-90 FPS.
LCLA - Low Cost Low Altitude Parachutes
Niche has been manufacturing LCLA Parachutes since 2008. Over the past few years we have made more than 100,000 units that have gone directly to Afghanistan. This single use parachute holds 90-200 pounds of cargo and can be dropped at 150 feet AGL. The LCLAs can also be clustered with up to 3 canopies per load with a maximum capacity of 600 pounds at 150 feet AGL.
LCC - Low Cost Containers
This expendable A-22 container is capable of containing loads from 501-2,200 pounds. This unit offers a 50% cost reduction over the legacy A-22 container. It is compatible with the LCAD LV and HV parachutes as well as the G12 and the 26’ HV, and the LCGR (Low Cost Ground Release).
Helicopter Cargo Delivery / Resupply System
Enhanced Speed Bag System (ESBS)
Enhanced Speed Bag Refurbish (ESBR)
Army National Guard video shows test of Speed Bag delivery system from H-60 helicopter.
Cargo Parachute Release Clip - LCGR
LCGR – Low Cost Ground Release / A-Series Release (ASR)
This low cost and practical device allows for automatic parachute disconnect upon impact with the ground. It is compatible with all small and medium cargo parachutes and can be used on cargo loads from 200-5,000 pounds in winds in excess of 20 knots.
The release device is capable of interfacing with the following parachutes utilized for ramp bundles: