Switlik Parachute has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide aircrew anti-exposure garments (AEGs) for rescue aviators. Switlik’s U-Zip-It aircrew dry suit won out over two competitors in test programs conducted in Savannah, Ga.; Traverse City, Mich.; San Francisco and San Diego, the company said.
In addition, the company was awarded a Coast Guard contract for its inflatable single-place life raft (ISPLR) for rescue aircrew and swimmers.
The AEG is a breathable, fire-resistant dry suit that provides the highest level of cold-water-immersion protection and is available in orange, black and green.
The ISPLR has a fully reversible buoyancy tube and canopy system and a U-shaped design that adds functionality in high-heat flight operations. It is available in high-visibility yellow/orange in either a low-profile belt pack or compact carry-on valise.
Both products are also available to commercial aviators.