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Low Profile Medical Kit

Monday, November 14th, 2011

In conjunction with Force 1 Decon, Phokus Research Group has introduced an innovative medical kit that puts your gear where you’ll always have it with you, in your plate carrier.

We’ve mentioned Phokus before. They were founded in 2008 as a means to ethically help entrepreneurial military personnel develop innovative warfighting solutions. For example, they developed the Phokus Aid as well as several other items. The Low Profile Medical Kit is their latest project.

The concept came from a SOF Medic who had experience operating in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He had come across a serious problem with the existing medical kits (blow-out kit) design. Generally, troops carry them in their trouser cargo pocket or day pack. During a fire-fight or IED blast the core of an operator is “protected” by his ballistic vest and/or armored plates. Unfortunately, the life-saving gear necessary to treat an operator’s wounds are potentially exposed to ballistic damage or blast fragmentation and all too often rendered useless.

Comprised of the same materials that make up a standard SOF blow-out kit, the Medic asked, what if they could devise a medical kit that is placed behind an operator’s ballistic plates to protect the contents against blast and frag damage. They took the idea to Force 1 Decon and the result is the Low Profile Medical Kit.

– Compact, vacuum sealed blow-out kit that is the same surface size as the government issued small/ medium Level 3+ ballistic plate. The kit is approximately .5” thick at the thickest point.
– It slides between the ballistic plate and an operator’s body in the ballistic plate pocket of most plate carriers.
– It incorporates an easy grab tear strip to quickly access kit’s medical contents.
– Contents of the kit can be customized by requesting unit/company as needed or they can send FORCE 1 DECON their own medical supplies which will be used to construct the blow-out kit.

The Low Profile Medical Kit is available for order from Force 1 Decon.

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