Lighter than its bulky predecessor, the Navy’s redesigned Aircrew Endurance (AE) Survival Vest recently attained initial operational capability (IOC), a key milestone in the development of the life-saving equipment.
The upgraded AE survival vest provides improved ballistic-protection, superior load distribution and a new universal color for deployment in a wider variety of terrains, Navy officials said, adding that the improvements will decrease the physical burden on rotary-wing aircrew during extended missions.
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Lighter than its bulky predecessor, the Navy's redesigned Aircrew Endurance (AE) Survival Vest recently…
by Jon Sundra / Dec 20, 2013