flotation collar


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flotation collar

[flō′tā·shən ‚käl·ər]
(engineering)
A buoyant bag carried by a spacecraft and designed so that it inflates and surrounds part of the outer surface if the spacecraft lands in the sea.
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The upper portion of the hull and the top half of the flotation collar are top-coated with a white marine-grade International polyurethane paint to protect them from ultraviolet light, cold, and moisture.
The vest, flotation collar, and parachute product teams are engaged in development programs for a range of U.
The North Carolina facility currently is the headquarters for Simula's personnel equipment product base and includes survival and equipment vest ensembles, flotation collars that deploy to protect personnel ejected over water, and its patented vacuum-packed emergency bailout parachute system.
The company also announced that it has received an additional order for its patented aircrew Low-Profile Flotation Collar ("LPFC"), with a not-to-exceed value of $9 million.
Davis-Lynch's products include centralizers, float equipment, stage cementing tools, inflatable packers, flotation collars, cementing plugs, fill and circulate tools for running casing, casing hangars and surge reduction equipment.
The Company's Individual Equipment business is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of individual warfighter and tactical systems for militaries and homeland security forces, offering a broad range of head-to-toe complementary survivability products including body armor plates, vests, hydration systems, assault packs, helmets, flotation collars, parachutes, air crew ensembles and other protective products.
Individual Equipment manufactures head-to-toe integrated survivability products including body armor, vests, hydration systems, assault packs, helmets, flotation collars, parachutes, air crew ensembles and other protective products.
These include armored vests for ballistic protection, flotation collars to provide buoyancy in an over-water ejection, and survival vests designed to carry critical survival gear and to provide a harness for extraction in a hoist rescue.
Products which have experienced a surge in demand include Small Arms Protective Inserts (SAPI's) and flotation collars which, in some cases, are being shipped directly to deployed units.
Military Personnel Safety Systems is responsible for pilot, crew, and soldier safety equipment such as body armor, parachutes, flotation collars, and other body-worn vest ensembles.
Although the contract is a smaller component of our revenue base, we see it as critical in solidifying a partnership with our UK partner and, ultimately, our Navy customer who uses our flotation collars and emergency bailout parachutes.
The Company's products in its aerospace and defense segment include crash-worthy seating systems for military helicopters, vehicle armor, body armor worn by military personnel, emergency bailout parachutes, flotation collars, and helicopter cockpit airbag systems, as well as other ancillary safety products used by military aircrews and survivability products used to protect soldiers on the ground and in vehicles.