Raytheon Technologies introduces OXYJUMP™ NG oxygen supply system for military parachutists
Advanced technology provides advantages for special operations missions – enabling longer glide duration on higher altitude jumps, maximizing oxygen use and reducing system weight
TAMPA, Fla., May 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), introduced its OXYJUMP™ NG oxygen supply system for use in high altitude jumps by parachutists. The OXYJUMP NG system's breakthrough technology enhances mission capabilities with a longer gliding distance, improves jumper safety, is easy to use and contains significant size and weight advantages over legacy systems.
Existing oxygen supply systems are limited in extended high-altitude operations, restricting the effectiveness and reach of parachute missions.
Utilizing Collins' oxygen pulse technology – already certified by one NATO country – the OXYJUMP NG system provides customers with a smaller, lighter weight solution which automatically adjusts oxygen levels to enable longer mission profiles.
"The OXYJUMP NG system gives allied armed forces the stealth, readiness and safety necessary to complete the most complex jumps on earth," said Brad Haselhorst, vice president and general manager of Military, Safety and Cargo Systems at Collins Aerospace. "The OXYJUMP NG system not only keeps up with the evolving nature of combat jumps, but it's ready for use today."
Designed for comfort and ease of use, the OXYJUMP NG system operates automatically and includes an ergonomically designed mask to comfortably and securely fit against the face, giving users peace of mind and keeping them focused on their most critical tasks.
Collins Aerospace's OXYJUMP NG system will be on display at SOF Week in Tampa, Florida at booth L910.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace is a business of Raytheon Technologies, the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. Our global team of 73,000 employees dreams, designs and delivers smarter, more connected solutions for passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and operational efficiency and sustainability. We make the most powerful concepts in aerospace a reality.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) is the world's largest aerospace and defense company. Our global team of 180,000 employees pushes the limits of known science and redefines how we connect and protect our world. We are advancing aviation, building smarter defense systems and creating innovations to take us deeper into space. The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.