The MC-4 Ram Air Free-Fall Personnel Parachute System (front and back view) is designed to place Army personnel into areas of mission interest. An MC-4’s inherent gliding capability offers important potential for minimizing detection during entry or changing the landing area during descent in order to avoid capture. The high altitude standoff capability significantly reduces aircraft vulnerability and detection.
The various modes of the MC-4 parachute use, such as High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) and High Altitude Low Opening (HALO), provide versatility and opportunity for controlling descent which is not possible with standard (round) or less efficient gliding parachute designs.