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Survitec to showcase inflatable MilPod product at Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference in Jordan

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Safety solutions provider Survitec is showcasing the launch of the newly designed, rapidly inflating SONICS Milpod at the 12th annual Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) show in Amman, Jordan on the 7-10th May 2018.

The show will provide a showcase for Survitec’s CBRN range of products including the Bio Skin and Bio Shell protective suits, with the MilPod personal isolation chamber set to take pride of place.

The specialist man portable stretcher can be used for the rapid extraction and treatment of injured individuals in CBRN environments and inflates in under 15 seconds, providing a completely contained environment suitable to treat any casualty, from minor flesh wounds to chemically contaminated personnel.

In line with Survitec’s proud heritage and technological expertise across a number of sectors, the MilPod is entirely inflatable, robust enough to cope with the demands of the most inhospitable environments, and can even float.

The stand will portray a simulation of a wounded Special Forces operator getting placed into the MilPod and being treated by a medic dressed in Survitec CBRN products.

The medic mannequin will be displaying Survitec’s complete CBRN offering including a non-carbon protective hood, respirator, protective over gloves, socks and over boots and medical equipment.

The four-day event will be attended by international delegates including defence ministers, chiefs of armed forces, special operations commanders and defence procurement directors.

SOFEX is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing special operations forces, homeland security and counter terrorism exhibition and conferences.

Paul Parry, Survitec Group CBRN Business Manager, said: “The threats facing the protection of civilians and military personnel from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear dangers continue to evolve and so too must the equipment they rely on to stay safe. Protecting individuals in such scenarios is only half the battle – the gear they use must be comfortable and functional enough for them to remain operational and alert to further threats.

“We’re not just another me-too manufacturer making comparable kit to what already exists on the market; we genuinely want to move the needle when it comes to the defence sector and launch innovative products that have never been seen before. Using cutting-edge design and the latest lightweight fabrics gives users extra performance gains that could make all the difference in mission-critical scenarios.”

Survitec Agrees Performance-Based Logistics Contract with Lockheed Martin (Rotary Mission Systems)

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Survival and safety solutions provider Survitec has agreed a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract with Lockheed Martin (Rotary Mission Systems), a deal believed to be the first of its kind.

Six USAF pilots were the first F-35 pilots to be fitted under the new deal and are the first of 650 pilot kits to be delivered over a three-year period of performance.

The new logistics model is designed to reduce equipment lead-times, minimise downtime and overcome cumbersome commercial processes, but also transform how the equipment is issued to each pilot.

The “Perfect Fit” program is the first PBL solution for military pilot flight equipment and will also drive lower costs, improve availability and most importantly increase safety, continuing Survitec’s strong heritage as an innovations-led solutions provider.

Survitec’s Defence and Aerospace business unit has been providing pilot flight equipment to the US F-35 Lightning II Program since 2003, following competitive tender activity. The contract award was a major milestone as it saw Survitec become the first UK-based company to be selected ahead of US competitors.

June of this year saw contract activity spike, with an award of over 3,000 garments destined for Warfighters entering the training program.
Survitec has personnel co-located with other key F-35 stakeholders at three US locations to date, with a fourth location planned for 2018. Further Pilot Fit Facilities outside the US at international partner locations are still under careful consideration.

David Griffiths, VP – Defence Sales at Survitec, said: “We are pleased to be classed as a pioneer in our field as our PBL solution acts as a platform to drive lower costs, improve availability and increase safety. We are proud to offer this new solution after a number of years working on the project, to further streamline our processes.

“The new logistics model will transform the way equipment is issued to each pilot. We have significantly reduced costs and lead times, as well as providing greater safety and we hope to continue to innovate and drive new products and services that will leverage our capabilities.”

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