PERSONNEL PROTECTION AND CREW STABILITY: NEW EMPHASIS ON A MOST IMPORTANT ASSET

Recent combat engagements involving naval vessels have called attention to personnel protection in relation to shipboard hazards. This paper discusses currently available protective clothing and equipment as well as that which is being developed for future use. Topics covered include: fire retardant clothing; cold weather protection; breathing apparatus and protective clothing for fire fighters; protection from smoke and toxic fumes; and ballistic protection for combatants, such as flak vests and battle helmets.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9p.

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  • Accession Number: 00658884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM