Arizona technology firm Wamore is manufacturing new technologies to lend a helping hand to the military, search and rescue teams, and more – all from the safety of their office in Eloy.
One of the company’s most impactful inventions is their Precision Guided Parachute Systems, which use GPS navigation and control systems to land autonomous planes miles away.
These parachute systems – the standard version being known as the C-130 – can deliver loads between 200 and 30,000 pounds, meaning it can deliver an entire aircrew if needed. Then, once the aircrew has landed and settled, Wamore can effectively deliver supplies through its Precision Guided Parachute Systems.
“Precision Guided Parachute Systems are well-known to the military,” Wamore chief engineer Mark Kubel said. “Resupplying remote outposts and highly mobile, tactical units operating under the most covert of conditions and locations is a natural fit. Search and Rescue units utilize precision guided parachute systems to drop in necessary survival equipment to stranded or injured personnel until help can arrive.”
The technology is also invaluable for disaster relief missions; Wamore can deliver relief supplies to disaster victims without the need for any ground support. This is crucial for both saving costs and maintaining the safety of ground units.
“Responding quickly after a natural disaster, where infrastructure like bridges, airports, roads, etc. are destroyed [and not quickly repaired], is another natural fit,” Kubel said. “Wamore is educating organizations as FEMA, the Red Cross, USAID, the UN WFP, and other such entities on how our ‘ambassador’ family of precision guided parachute systems can revolutionize emergency response and make a significant, meaningful, and immediate impact to the population in need.”
Presently, C-130 planes can carry 16 cargo bundles of food, water, medicine, and more. No matter how harsh the weather conditions, these units are able to accurately land within 50 meters of a programmed location. Then, because of their reusability, equipment can be recovered and recycled as soon as the mission completes.
As impressive as this technology already is, Kubel strives for maximum accessibility. “My goal for expansion is to pre-position a rapid response capability across the globe so that pain and suffering of the affected population can be addressed and relieved as soon as possible,” he said.
Looking towards the future, Kubel is constantly adapting new solutions to maximize the effectiveness of his air-drop technology.
“At the end of the day, it is not such a bad day in the office when we work on solutions that help people,” KUbel said. “The universal application of the Ambassador Family of Precision Guided Parachute Systems always [allows] us to think out of the box and constantly improve and innovate new and meaningful applications of the technology.”