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.
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.
More than 2x stronger than any other commercialized synthetic fiber, Zylon® PBO is often used in the most demanding applications.
High-performance synthetic rope solutions not only equal the strength and durability of steel wire, they also allow for reduced weight, space savings, and safer, easier handling.
We provide four fiber constructions that meet MIL-Spec requirements, including Nylon Double Braid, Polyester 12 Plait, Polyester Double Braid and Spun Polyester Double Braid.
Synthetic Winch & Tow Lines
The benefits in safety and handling from synthetic fiber winch lines and tow ropes allow quicker, safer, and more efficient deployment and recovery in combat zones.
Cargo Extraction Harnesses
Lightweight lifting harnesses which allow military equipment to be lifted (by helicopter) from field locations.
Maritime External Air Transport (MEAT) slings are lifting solutions built with lightweight, high specific strength rope that fit weight requirements; yet flexible to be stored in a small space.
High-performance Aerial Rigging
We have an extensive history and capability for developing and producing rigging for aerial operations that meet stringent performance requirements.