Switlik Survival Products has been awarded a large fixed price contract to produce and deliver 3,500 life preservers to support the worldwide outfitting of USMC Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAVs).
The LPU-41/P life preserver was previously selected by the Marine Corps Systems Command to provide waterborne Egress Capabilities in the event of a rapidly sinking AAV.
The 2017 contract follows a 2016 contract for an original order of 5,000 units.
The LPU-41/P HESP was also selected by the USMC for use on Assault Amphibious Vehicles (AAV).
The LPU-41/P is capable of providing 65 pounds of buoyancy at the surface, and 30 pounds of buoyancy at 33 feet below the surface of the water, while also providing a supplementary emergency breathing device should a Marine need to egress a submerged AAV.
It is designed to be compatible with varying gear and includes a holster for an emergency breathing device, and capable of floating a fully combat loaded marine.
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The LPU-41 life preserver is among a number of life preservers Switlik offers for the military along with life rafts, anti-exposure suits and accessories, and anti-gravity garments.
Established in 1920, Switlik has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine, and military markets.