QRAD – Quick Rope Assisted Deployment

The new Patent Pending Quick Rope Assisted Deployment system or QRAD model Q817 is an aft mounted dual deployment rope insertion, extraction, and release system designed by Air Rescue Systems for the MI-8 and MI-17 aircraft platforms. The QRAD ships in custom built heavy-duty deployment cases and is both quick and easy to install with minimal crew. Allows for clamshell style doors to close and lock with the system installed. Designed to expand supportable mission parameters by safely increasing aircraft operational capabilities via helicopter rope systems, the QRAD has more than hit the mark.


The QRAD model Q817 is designed for the following helicopter operations:
Fast Rope
Cargo Let Down
Personnel Extraction


• Total system weight: 210 lbs
• Max human load: 610 lbs per head / 1,220 lbs total
• Max cargo load: 250 lbs per head / 500 lbs total
• Heat treated and certified welded 6061 T-6 Aluminum
• Mil-Spec hard anodized finish
• No airframe modifications needed


• U.S. Army Airworthiness Certificate
• Mil Service Bulletins 1911114041 and 1912114151 for human load insertion and extraction

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