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In the early 2000s, several Precision Airdrop Technology Conference and Demonstrations (PATCAD), sponsored and organized by the Natick Soldier System Center at the Yuma Proving Ground and in France took place. Specifically, they are as follows:

  • PATCAD-2009 (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ)
  • PACD-2008 (near Bordeaux, France)
  • PATCAD-2007 (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ)
  • PACD-2006 (near Bordeaux, France)
  • PATCAD-2005 (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ)
  • PATCAD-2003 (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ)
  • PATCAD-2001 (at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ)

 

Below, you will find several papers describing GPADS and JPADS programs and providing an overview of current concepts in precision aerial delivery the results of recent PATCADs.