Greenwich, London. 11 September 2017. Survitec is showcasing its full maritime defence with the primary focus will be in the docks area where the company is conducting private demonstrations for customers as well as participating in the official daily waterborne exercise.
Unlike the majority of the companies presenting only boats, Survitec brings a much broader offering with full head-to-toe crew ensembles, first of its kind waterproof combat medical equipment and a range of multi-purpose inflatable and semi-rigid inflatable boats.
Survitec is delighted to welcome Former First Sea Lord Sir Jonathon Band to the docks to get some hands-on experience with the range. The comprehensive offering includes the new Crewsaver Atacama Drysuit, featuring a three-layer breathable fabric with enhanced waterproof properties, the Crewsaver XTP290, an ultra-lightweight low profile life preserver with patented award winning 3D fusion stole technology, the unique Survitec Pre-Hospital Care Systems (PCS) waterproof modules, enabling medics to perform lifesaving procedures in naval settings, and the 7.8m RHIB and 380GPM boats, combined to facilitate high speed interceptor and covert recovery operations.
Sir Jonathon said: “It is impressive to not only see this vast range of products, but the attention to detail that is applied to Survitec’s design to make exceptionally intelligent safety survival features. When a company can combine this collective of high-quality equipment to create a larger maritime first responder system like we have seen in the official demo this week, that is truly unique.”
The daily demos will see Survitec deploy the 7.8m SR boat to the scene of a man overboard scenario. The smaller 380GPM inflatable boat will be deployed carrying a tactical medical team to the scene to recover the stricken combatant from the water and tend to his injuries.
David Griffiths, Survitec VP of Defence Sales, said: “No other company is able to offer this breadth of capability. More than 30 of the largest navies worldwide use our equipment across six continents. Where there is a safety survival requirement over water, be it personnel or platform based, Survitec has the optimised solution.”
Survitec has also collaborated with a suite of its industry partners including Gentex, for the above neck protection with Ops Core Fast Carbon helmets, and Airborne Systems for the new air droppable ATAX land and marine boats platform.
Dedicated displays on both can be viewed in the Naval Static and Dismounted Soldier Displays. Visitors can also help fully dismantle and repack a maritime lifejacket in the Services area of the Survitec stand, number S5-170.