SWITLIK Manufactures New Anti-exposure Suit for Army Aviators

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LISA immersion suit represents a critical garment within the AirSS next-generation rotary and fixed-wing aircrew protective ensemble.

SWITLIK Survival Products is excited to announce that after several years of development it has begun LRIP (Low Rate Initial Production) manufacturing of the US Army LISA suit—Lightweight Immersion Suit for Aviation. As part of a multi-year EMD contract, SWITLIK, working hand-in hand with PM Air Warrior, has designed the innovative lightweight, LISA anti-exposure immersion suit as part of the U.S. Army Air Solider System (AirSS) program. The US Army is expected to begin fielding the LISA suit as early as the 2nd quarter 2018.

The LISA suit is manufactured from a lightweight, breathable, FR, Gore-tex® laminated fabric in OCP (Operational Camouflage Pattern) and its design incorporates a SWITLIK unique U-shape entry for unassisted donning and doffing. Other unique features of the LISA suit include:

  • The first of its kind zip-in/zip-out short sleeve and leg liner system which is meant to replace the fleece layer of traditional 3-layer undergarment systems.
  • An LPT “Patch” and cable routing pocket which allows for the connection of a Liquid Pass-Thru (LPT) connector onto the suit while still retaining watertightness and allowing aircrew to wear a cooling vest underneath the LISA suit.
  • Adjustable, internal suspender system which helps ensure a proper fitting suit.
  • Lightweight and rugged elbow, seat and knee abrasion patches for superior durability.
  • New stretchable, water-proof sock design.

The LISA suit is among a number of anti-exposure suits and accessories SWITLIK manufacturers for the U.S. military along with a wide variety of life vests, rafts and anti-gravity garments. Check out LISA for yourself at the AAAA Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, Booth 2122.

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.

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