The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $36 million contract to a DeLand parachute maker.
Complete Parachute Solutions received the work order to produce parachutes and related equipment for the Navy SEALs through August 2027. The specific products are known as the MT-3 and MT-4 parachute systems.
“That’s about 4,000 parachute packs that will have a main chute and a reserve chute,” CPS President Fred Williams told The Beacon.
CPS has approximately 75 employees that are involved in making parachutes for the armed forces, Williams said. The work performed under the contract will be in DeLand.
The actual contracting agency is the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California.