Army Aviation: Protecting People and Equipment

Cocoon has worked extensively with an elite aviation regiment of the Army to design and develop protective covers for Little Bird, Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters as well as specific weapons mounted on these helicopters, including M240, M134, GUA-19, 30mm guns, rocket pod covers and missile covers.

These covers have been deployed and tested extensively in the Iraq theater. The regiment reports exceptional results not only with aircraft and weapons systems, but also with full aircraft shipping covers as well as sun shades developed to protect enlisted personnel from the harsh climatic conditions. Field testers also noted that cleaning time for weapons has been significantly reduced and the covers have been approved for use throughout the battalion.

Use of the covers has resulted in:

  • Increased mission readiness
  • Higher operational efficiency
  • Increased safety of personnel
  • Extended equipment life
  • Reduced maintenance costs