DRAEGER LAR V Underwater Breathing Apparatus and Life Jacket/Buoyancy Compensator U.S. Army Field Evaluation.

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DRAEGER LAR V Underwater Breathing Apparatus and Life Jacket/Buoyancy Compensator U.S. Army Field Evaluation.

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Title: DRAEGER LAR V Underwater Breathing Apparatus and Life Jacket/Buoyancy Compensator U.S. Army Field Evaluation.
Author: Dowgul, RW
Abstract: In support of the pending interservice agreement on diving equipments, testing of the DRAEGER LAR V closed-circuit oxygen underwater breathing apparatus (UBA) for U.S. Army mission compatibility and equipment inter-operability was conducted. The scope of this evaluation was to determine the suitability of the LAR V UBA for use by Army Special Warfare Forces (combat divers) and compatibility with their missions and equipments, by testing it under actual field conditions. The performance characteristics of the LAR V successfully supported all dive requirements under various conditions and with various ancillary equipment. Divers comments indicate that the majority of users consider the DRAEGER LAR V to be an uncomplicated, easy to use and operate UBA. All divers considered the DRAEGER LAR V capable of supporting the Army combat diver and his mission. Among all Life Jackets/BC's tested, the SECUMAR TSK 2/42 buoyancy compensator (BC) was determined to be the most compatible BC with the DRAEGER LAR V for the mission of the Army combat diver.
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/3517
Date: 1982

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