Accession Number : ADA322685

Title :   Advanced Aircrew Body Armor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 91-19 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX CREW SYSTEMS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Diesel, Donald A. ; White, Donald J.

PDF Url : ADA322685

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Over the past thirty years, significant technological improvements have been made in materials need for ballistic protection. Incorporations of this cutting edge body armor technology will pay off with reduced thermal burden, diminished aircrew fatigue, and increased human performance. A review of existing work done by the US Navy and US Army on body armor was completed. The US Army's Survival and Rescue Vest Integrated packets (SARVIP) program has completed the entire acquisition process and is in full scale development. Regarding the requirement for body armor, AFSOC chose to purchase off-the-shelf body armor that met their needs. AFSOC's special missions group assessed the US Army test and evaluation data, and the integration of off-the-shelf armor with SARVIP in the aircraft in which the crews would be flying. Armstrong Laboratory's Crew Technology Division (AL/CFT) recommended that the LPU-21/P/P be integrated with the SARVIP and engineering drawings were developed for attachment points on the vest. It was therefore concluded that the current commercially available body armor technology, need in combination with the US Army's SARVIP equipment, when modified as specified by AL/CITS, will meet AFSOC requirements.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *BODY ARMOR, TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, PACKETS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MODIFICATION, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, SURVIVAL(GENERAL), ARMY EQUIPMENT, PROTECTION, FATIGUE, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, VESTS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Armor
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE