Armed Forces

Poland Acquires High-Altitude Rescue Equipment

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The Armament Inspectorate has started yet another tender, aim of which is to procure high-altitude rescue equipment and equipment needed for conducting parachute drops. Similar proceedings that have been carried out last year have been successfully finished.

This year the Army is going to acquire yet another batch of pilots’ rescue equipment, landing chutes and equipment for the airborne units. The supplies are to be received by the Department of Aviation Technology of the 3rd Regional Logistics Base (Military Unit no. 4228), stationed in Kutno. Offers placing deadline is 24th February, while the deliveries are to be realized by 30th October 2015.  The individual offers will be assessed mainly within the scope of the price (weighted at 80%) and guarantee (weighted at 20%).

Due to the fact that the purchase plans are quite expansive, the Armament Inspectorate is open to accept partial offers, dividing the order into 10 sections. In the current proceedings the army is willing to acquire the following pieces of equipment:

  • Part 1: Supplying 10 S4 rescue parachutes, or equivalent parachutes, which are used to safely exit the plane / helicopter in an emergency situations. These are used with M-28 planes and Mi-2, Mi-8, Mi-14, Mi-17, Mi-24, SW-4 and W-3 helicopters. The parachute needs to be small enough to fit in a LŁR-1/LŁR-1MT rescue boat case or in KAP-3/KAP-3P1 automatic activation device;
  • Part 2: Supplying 20 bundles including the SK-94 backpack parachutes or equivalent equipment for the flying crews, flying the transport aircraft and helicopters. These parachutes are to be used in emergency situations, in order to safely exit the aircraft;
  • Part 3: Supplying 46 LŁR-1 MT aviation rescue boats or equivalent equipment, which is a part of the individual equipment carried by an aviator. Such boat makes it possible to stay in the water after the pilot is forced to exit the plane or the helicopter using the parachute over the water. The boats should be able to keep a pilot, weighing 100 kg, on top of the water surface and should be compliant with the S3 2M, S-4 parachute bags and emergency pods;
  • Part 4: Supplying 38 sets of naval pilots suits – MUP-1/MUP-1S. In case of the  MUP-1 suits, the order covers the top layer of the suit used by the air crews when they fly over the water – these suits are the individual safety means that protect the pilot from hypothermia, and they are applicable in case of helicopters and supersonic jets. When it comes to the MUP-1S suits, the contractor is obliged to supply similar suits for the pilots of the supersonic jets, that are tailored to work with the WUK-90 altitude suit and PPK-3 G-suit;
  • Part 5: Supplying 15 L-2 KADET training parachutes or equivalent equipment used for the basic training in case of the flying crews and paratroops;
  • Part 6: Supplying 25 AZ-95M reserve parachutes, or equivalent parachutes, purpose of which is to use them with the L-2 KADET chutes;
  • Part 7: Supplying 40 SH-22 landing chutes for the  Su-22 fighters;
  • Part 8: Supplying 38 Mark Assembly Oxygen MBU-20/P or equivalent masks in 4 sizes for the pilots of the F-16 fighters;
  • Part 9: Supplying 56 sets of CWU-74/P naval pilot’s suits for the F-16 pilots or equivalent suit which are used in the event of emergency landing;
  • Part 10: Supplying 5 PDS V- 108’ 12ft.  Platform delivery systems, or equivalent systems.