Paraglan helicopters have been around since the 1800s, but they’ve been relegated to the margins of air travel.
But that’s about to change, thanks to a pair of big announcements from the US military, which are expected to make it possible for them to take off and land safely.
The announcement that the US Navy is deploying a new class of amphibious vehicles to Alaska will make paraglan helos much more accessible to the public, according to the Associated Press.
“We are really excited about this.
This is a critical moment for our people, and we are excited to be able offer our support and expertise,” said Rear Adm.
Michael Zirbel, a Navy spokesman.
“These new Paraglar vehicles will provide the Army and Navy with the capabilities they need to safely operate these aircraft and maintain the safe and efficient operation of the fleet.”
Zirbel told the AP that the vehicles will be capable of taking off and landing from aircraft carriers and that they will also be able do so from helicopters.
The AP says that Paraglas can be used to transport troops to remote locations.
Paragladas can be operated by pilots who can land at their own discretion.
The first vehicles will go into production this year, the Navy said.
The first ones are expected by the end of 2019.
Paraganas were first deployed in Iraq in 2004.
They have been used for operations around the world, including in the Horn of Africa, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean and Afghanistan.