Fast Rope Descender (FRD)

The Fast Rope Descender (FRD) is the first device which allows safe and speedy insertion of troops carrying heavy loads.


  • Eliminates the weight limitations of Fast Rope operations
  • Expedites insertion of entire unit
  • Opens up new possibilities of unit insertion in combat situations:
    • insert non-fast rope qualified personnel (interpreters, physicians, canine).
    • insert weapons systems once considered too heavy for fast rope option (mortars, crew-serve weapons, re-supply bundles)
  • Designed by active duty member of special ops
  • Includes carrying pouch, double carabiner leash, double quick release leash, locking carabineer, FRIEs Leash and instructions

Kit Includes:

  • Fast Rope Descender (x1)
  • Double Carabiner Leash (x1) with (x2) Notchless Locking Carabiners
  • Double Quick Release Leash (x1) with (x2) Snap Shackles
  • F.R.I.E.S. Leash (x1) with (x1) Snap Shackle
  • Notchless Locking Carabiner (x1)
  • Carrying Bag (x1)
  • Instructions
  • Weight: 2.5 kg

Combine with our K-9 Handler Kit, the FRD offers a complete solution for K-9 Operators.