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BLIZZARD PROTECTION SYSTEMS LTD

Military Reflexcell™ Products From Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd


Reflexcell™ products are being deployed extensively with Military Forces World-Wide. Thousands of Blizzard Survival Blankets are being deployed by front line units in Iraq and Afghanistan, as part of a new strategy to eliminate avoidable deaths on the battlefield.

Blizzard Survival products made from our exclusive Reflexcell™material are rapidly taking over from single-skinned ‘space blankets’ and survival bags - because they perform better in every respect.

Derek Ryden, who invented the material, said: “Military purchasers have been amongst the first to recognise the potential of Reflexcell™ - just as they did with Gore-Tex® more than 20 years ago.”

Blizzard Protection Systems Products Are Being Deployed Extensively World-Wide:

Thousands of Blizzard Survival Blankets are being deployed by front line units in Iraq and Afghanistan, as part of a new strategy to eliminate avoidable deaths on the battlefield.
  • British Army

  • British Royal Marines

  • RAF (pilot survival kits)

  • RAF Mountain Rescue

  • UK all forces Search & Rescue services

  • US Army

  • US Special Forces Medics

Into Action With The US Army

Thousands of Blizzard Survival Blankets are being deployed by front line units in Iraq and Afghanistan, as part of a new strategy to eliminate avoidable deaths on the battlefield.

‘Use Blizzard Survival Blanket First' Says Trauma Guide

US Army medics are now trained to wrap casualties in Blizzard Survival Blankets as their first response to preventing hypothermia in trauma cases - even in hot weather.


US Army medics are now trained to wrap casualties in Blizzard Survival Blankets as their first response to preventing hypothermia in trauma cases - even in hot weather.



Tens of thousands of Blizzard Survival Blankets are being incorporated in a new Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit™ (HPMK NSN# 6515-01-532-8056), developed by US military medical equipment specialists North American Rescue Products (www.narescue.com). The HPMK further enhances the Blizzard Survival Blanket's effectiveness with the addition of a self-heating pad and a thermal skull cap.

Tens of thousands of Blizzard Survival Blankets are being incorporated in a new Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit™ (HPMK NSN# 6515-01-532-8056), developed by US military medical equipment specialists North American Rescue Products (www.narescue.com). The HPMK further enhances the Blizzard Survival Blanket's effectiveness with the addition of a self-heating pad and a thermal skull cap.

The Blizzard Survival Blanket is recommended as the first choice for keeping casualties warm by the 2007 Prehospital Trauma Life Support Military Version Sixth Edition (PHTLS Military Version 6E), produced by the globally respected National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

PHTLS says medics' initial response to trauma cases should be: “After any immediate life-threatening issues are addressed, wet clothes should be replaced with dry clothes, if possible, and the casualty should be wrapped in a Blizzard Survival Blanket.”

Hypothermia in trauma cases occurs regardless of ambient temperature, PHTLS says, and prevention is far easier than correcting it: so stopping heat loss should begin as soon as possible after wounding.

The guide places the Blizzard Survival Blanket first in a ‘hierarchical equipment list for prevention and treatment of hypothermia'.

Blizzard products represent a step change in the way both civilian and military trauma cases should be treated.

Blizzard Wins Royal Marines Arctic Trials

A report by the British Royal Marines has proved that Blizzard Survival Bags are up four times more effective in cold weather warfare conditions than current issue UK army survival bags.

A report by the British Royal Marines has proved that Blizzard Survival Bags are up four times more effective in cold weather warfare conditions than current issue UK army survival bags.


The three day trials were conducted in Arctic Norway, at temperatures down to -13°C (8.6°F).


They also showed that our Reflexcell™ material kept soldiers warm up to three times longer than bivvy bags commonly used by civilian mountaineers.

Pilots Bank On Blizzard For Personal Survival

British Army pilots of the new AH-64 Apache helicopter will carry Blizzard Survival Bags in their personal survival packs (PSPs) when they go into service in Afghanistan.

Our bags are also being recommended as standard equipment for the new Eurofighter Typhoon and Joint Combat Aircraft (JCA).

The Blizzard Survival Bag's small pack size make it ideal for personal survival kits on new generations of aircraft.

The deployment in Apaches and recommendation for fighters follows trials at RAF St. Mawgan's Defence Survival, Evasion Resistance & Extraction Training Organisation.

They proved that the Blizzard Survival Bag is the only product in the world to provide effective protection against the elements for downed and injured aircrew, while being small enough to pack into the cockpits of new generations of aircraft.

The Blizzard Survival Bag has been chosen for the Apache because, unlike air force pilots, British Army pilots have to carry combat equipment with them in the cockpit. This leaves less room for personal survival packs.

RAF St. Mawgan has recommended the bags for the Typhoon and JCA because their cold weather PSPs do not have space for conventional sleeping bags carried in earlier aircraft.

The Blizzard Survival Bag is the only product available which will fit the new packs and enable crew, who may be shocked, injured and ejecting into poor weather conditions, to survive for up to 72 hours.

New Blizzard Survival Jacket M packs in a pocket

A new version of the revolutionary Blizzard Survival Jacket has been developed as an ultralight thermal garment specially for military personnel operating in extreme weather.

A new version of the revolutionary Blizzard Survival Jacket has been developed as an ultralight thermal garment specially for military personnel operating in extreme weather.

The Blizzard Survival Jacket M enhances the effectiveness of Blizzard’s standard vest-style jackets with the addition of full-length polythene sleeves.

 

These give additional protection against wind chill, and can be pulled inside the garment when it is being used as a micro-shelter to create a 100% effective wind seal.

The Blizzard Survival Jacket M is fully reversible, so it can be worn with its drab or highly reflective silver surfaces showing, to aid search and rescue. The military version is slightly shorter than the standard jacket, for even greater mobility and a small pack size. In its vacuum pack, it is smaller than a video cassette, measuring 13 x 11 x 3 cm (5.1 x 4.3 x 1.2 in) and weighing just 220 gm (8 oz). As with standard jackets, the body and hood are made from Blizzard’s unique, ultralight Reflexcell™ insulating material, which is totally waterproof, windproof, tough and re-useable.

EXTRA FEATURES

We’ve added the new features at the request of the UK Defence Clothing Integrated Project Team in Bicester, to create the ultimate lightweight garment for service personnel operating in extreme weather conditions. Even the hood can be fully closed with a Velcro fastener for extra weather protection.

Nothing else on the market provides this jacket’s combination of performance, versatility and compactness. It’s tailor-made for military users.

Ultralight and ultra-compact

Ultralight and ultra-compact
 

With hood up and sleeves tucked in, it's a micro-shelter

With hood up and sleeves
tucked in, it's a micro-shelter
 

Fully reversible
Fully reversible
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd Military Products visit their website www.blizzardsurvival.com

Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd
Unit 2
Coed y Parc Industrial Estate
Bethesda
Gwynedd
LL57 4YY

Tel:    +44 (0)1248 600666
Fax:   +44 (0)1248 600444

Website: www.blizzardsurvival.com
Email:     info@blizzardsurvival.com
Contact:  Mr Howard Kendrick (General Manager)
 

 


 

 

 

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