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High Altitude High Opening Navigation Board (HAHO Nav Board)
Primary function: To provide the parachuting "communities" with a means of navigation during static line or Military Free-Fall (MFF) High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute operations.
Manufacturer: Steve Snyder Enterprises
Components: 486 Microprocessor
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Screen
PLGR Global Positioning System
Unit Replacement Cost: $8,000 (est.)
Features: The HAHO Nav Board integrates a chest-mounted console with a GPS operating through a 486 microprocessor and an LCD screen.
Background: Marine Corps force reconnaissance teams use a variety of insertion methods to advance to their area of operations. One of the primary methods of insertion involves the use of highly maneuverable square parachutes for High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) parachute operations. The HAHO navigation board will satisfy the requirement for a navigation means that will enable reconnaissance teams to navigate to their objective area.
Date last modified: 11/30/95
Modified on June 17, 1999