- Constructed using two polyurethane coated nylon redundant cells
- SecureZip™ closure system for easy repacking
- Oral inflation backup
- Pressure relief valve to prevent over inflation
- SOLAS signal whistle & Sea Light
- Buddy line and lifting strap
- SOLAS reflective tape on inflated cell
- Ballistic Cylinder Pouch MA4050 (sold separately) provides CO² cylinder containment in the event of ballistic penetration.
- MA4012 FR Emergency Breathing System EBS pocket assembly may be used with the MD4025 FR (sold separately)
- MA4014 re-arming kit for the inflatable cell
Life Preserver Inflatable Cells and Restraint Layer
Each damage tolerant life preserver (DTLP) contains two inflatable cells. The cells are made from polyurethane coated nylon fabric. The MD4025 FR is inflated using co² to inflate either cell. If one cell is compromised prior to inflation, the functional redundant cell can be inflated maintaining full flotation performance.
The MD4025 FR must be inflated manually. MD4025 FR may be actuated manually by pulling on the beaded handle for either chamber. Inflating either one or both chambers provide full function of the device for operational use. Both chambers have oral inflation backup and pressure relief valves to prevent over inflation. MD4025 FR comes equipped with a dump valve that allows emergency deflation and improved mobility if needed. When inflated, the cell forms a yoke around the back of the user's neck, extending into two lobes down the users chest. The inflatable cells are contained within a protective restraint, and can be easily replaced or repaired.
The protective outer container is constructed of flame resistant 6 oz/yd2 Nomex IIIA® aramid. The container incorporates Mustang Survival's patented SecureZip™ closure system (UP Patent 6,832,415). The zippered enclosure can be opened via the break away point at the back of the collar.
The MD4025 FR DTLP comes fully assembled to a full body lightweight harness. As an alternative the MD4025 FR Damage Tolerant Life Preserver can be configured to integrate with PALS webbing systems on the users MOLLE vest. In the standard configuration the DTLP is secured to its harness at 6 points, four front and two back. The full body lightweight harness is secured using three buckles, chest and thigh, and has eight adjustment points that provide a universal fit. The MD4025 FR can be worn using either the full body lightweight harness, or using only the upper body harness by detaching the removable thigh harness from each side. The MD4025 FR is designed to integrate with any tactical equipment system. An optional Multi-Fit accessory package is available that allows integration with a law enforcement duty belt or PALS webbing system on the users MOLLE vest.
The MD4025 FR damage tolerant life preserver (DTLP) comes standard with a SOLAS signal whistle, sea light, buddy line, lifting strap, and SOLAS grade retro reflective tape. The inflatable cell restraint layer comes standard in high visibility international orange, but is available in subdued colors to meet operational requirements.