Army helicopter lifting lines

Defense & Aerospace

Mission-critical lifting, towing, and tethering in the air, on land, or at sea.

Our high-performance synthetic solutions have been field tested in the most extreme environments by the European and UK armed forces, and the US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Manufactured from UHMWPE, Vectran®, Zylon® (PBO), Technora® and other fibers, our synthetic rope, sling and tether solutions have remarkably high-performance characteristics while providing the same strength of steel rope at a fraction of the weight. You can move faster, work smarter, and complete mission critical assignments safer. With abrasion-resistant enhancements, Cortland synthetic solutions are ready for the most demanding applications.

Cortland is the expert at braiding and extruding protective jackets over a high-performance synthetic strength member braided rope. From aerial recovery cables to extraction lines or harnesses, our custom-designed military and defense cable constructions and assemblies meet the requirements of the most discerning customers.

Aerostat frame

Custom solutions that meet stringent requirements.

With decades of experience, we’re familiar with government buying processes. All of our defense and aerospace products can be custom configured to meet your exact strength, weight, diameter, and durability specifications. In addition to our strict quality procedures, all of our products are rigorously tested to ensure performance to your exact requirements.

Defense & Aerospace Gallery

Custom lightweight high-performance fiber rope solutions when reliability and efficiency are most important.

Day 3 of Hoist Sling testing with BF-4 at the NAS Patuxent River chamber on April 28, 2022.
Aerostat braided frame
Extruded lifting harness
Lifting harness for US Army
UMARK lifting slings using Cortland rope solutions
Mooring lines
Mooring lines

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