Special-purpose parachute system Arbalet -1

The system is designed for parachute landing of special-purpose teams and pararescuemen with sets of necessary equipment and weapons.


The parachute system having the airborne weight up to 159 kg features:

  • safe operation at the altitudes up to 4000 m above sea level during separation from the aircraft at the flight speed up to 350 km/h;
  • parachute deployment both immediately after separation from the aircraft and after any delay;
  • G-loads of no more than 10 g at parachute deployment;
  • descent rate, vertical, of no more than 5 m/s;
  • descent rate, horizontal, of not less than 10.5 m/s;
  • 360-degree turn for up to 8 s;
  • stable descent even in the turbulent atmosphere.


  • Main/reserve parachute deployment force of no more than 16 kgf;
  • Parachute deployment using the manual opening link may be done either by the right or left hand;
  • Weight without the carrying bag and AAD is no more than 18.2 kg;
  • Overall dimensions of the packaged parachute system are no more than 0.65×0.45×0.28.