After four years of tinkering, Helmut and his team achieved the impossible: the “Cybernetic Parachute Release System”. Within weeks of its first production, the CYPRES saved a life. Today, it’s saved more than 5,000.
Since the 90s, all civilian containers have been manufactured to accept the CYPRES. In 2003, following years of extensive, collaborative testing, the US Military approved the CYPRES for use by Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force operators.
As Airtec attests, the CYPRES has accompanied more than 146 million jumps, has never failed to activate, and has never failed to sever the reserve loop.*
*Given that the CYPRES was correctly installed and that the parameters to warrant an activation were met, including but not limited to the loop being properly routed through the cutter. Per our current knowledge as of Nov. 2020.