4. The reserve deployment system allows reserve canopy deployment even if the reserve pilot chute
becomes entangled/snagged with the parachutist or equipment.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
1. Main Parachute Assembly. The main parachute assembly consists of a pilot chute connected by a
bridle line to a seven-cell ram air canopy. A deployment bag is used to stow the canopy and
suspension lines. The pilot chute, bridle line, and deployment bag comprise the main deployment
system. The deployment bag is packed in the bottom compartment of the container assembly with
risers attached to the main harness using a three-ring release system. A single-point release can be
used to actuate the three-ring release system and to disengage the risers from the harness.