For as long as soldiers have been conducting jump operations, manifesting has been an inherently inaccurate and laborious process.
Manifests are often hand written. Then, once complete, they’re manually typed into a spreadsheet. Anytime there’s a change, the manifest has to be amended and reprinted. Very large airborne units have more than a 1,000+ jumpers during mass jump operations, and in these cases, manifests can take hours to complete.
After speaking to several representatives from airborne units, including those from the Army’s airborne school, the team from Kopis Mobile discovered there wasn’t an intuitive, quick way to accurately manifest jumpers.