The Mustang Survival MD3196 SO is a compact life preserver that automatically inflates when submerged in water. Designed specifically for easy integration with body armor and tactical vests that use a MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) webbing system, the MD3196 SO offers advanced flotation protection to law enforcement professionals operating in marine environments. The low-profile design provides flotation capability for body armor wearers, with minimal bulk or interference.
The MD3091 SO features a subdued olive green inflatable bladder with no reflective tape. Low visibility for special operations.
Using Hydrostatic Inflation Technology HIT™, the MD3196 SO will not inflate prematurely due to rain, humidity or wind driven sea spray. The inflatable cell achieves full inflation within seconds of immersion in 4 or more inches of water, or with a simple pull of the beaded handle. An oral inflation tube located on the left lobe provides backup inflation, if necessary.
Quick Integration and Easy Repacking
A three point attachment system provides quick integration to a MOLLE style vest. SecureZip™ closure with stands rigorous activity and is easy to repack.
No inflator maintenance is required for five years, unless inflated.
Optional Manual Conversion Cap
The Hydrostatic inflation system uses an automatic inflator that can be converted to a manual only system. The optional manual conversion cap MA7219 can be installed on the water inlet port preventing the automatic operation. This manual conversion cap provides for optimal mission planning and allows operator to select the inflation capability (manual or automatic) prior to the mission.
Tests with the life preserver attached to a typical body armor vest successfully demonstrated the ability of the life preserver to self right and float the wearer.
Designed for the Law Enforcement professional offering durable flotation protection for operators in marine environments.
Two Options for Wear
Can be attached to body armor vest or worn as a stand alone life preserver using the chest belt / crotch strap assembly MA3090.