PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT: MIL-LOK HOIST HOOK

By | November 14th, 2018|Helicopter Gear, Products|

Mil-LOK Hoist hook NSN:  4030-01-605-5110 LSC Part # 412 MEETS MIL-DTL-23599A MEETS MIL-DTL-23599B Introduction The Lifesaving Systems Mil-LOK  hook  is an auto-locking hoist hook built and tested to Military Specification MEETS MIL-DTL-23599 and has been field proven by the French Navy and the United States Air Force Osprey Program since 2010. The Mil-LOK hook defaults [...]

The New TRI-SAR: Minor Changes – Major Improvement

By | October 29th, 2018|Boat Gear, Design, Helicopter Gear, Products, The Gear|

HSM-37 Swimmers practice rescue ops off Hawaii (Some guys have all the luck) - photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Kirk (Nice shot Matt!) The TRI-SAR has been used well-over a million helicopter hoists since its design and release over twenty years ago. This year alone, LSC has taken orders for over 1,400 TRI-SAR variants [...]

CLARIFICATION ON TERM “UNINJURED” IN LSC OWNERS MANUALS

By | September 28th, 2018|Boat Gear, Helicopter Gear, Products, The Gear, Training|

U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer training in cliff rescue operations using the LSC Quick Strop Some customers   have expressed concern, and even confusion,  over the term “uninjured”  in our owner’s manuals.  For example, “The Quick Strop shall be used to hoist uninjured persons only,” is stated in the Quick Strop manual  and one [...]

LSC Redesigns the D-LOK

By | April 20th, 2018|Company News, Design, Helicopter Gear, News, Quality, Safety|

(Les denne artikkelen på norsk) LSC's redesigned hook gate will make the proven D-LOK even safer than the original as hoisting tactics and equipment use evolves. Lifesaving Systems has redesigned the double-locking gate for our D-LOK hoist hook in response to customer feedback and issues relating to dynamic rollout and the ever-changing tactics [...]

TRITON Rescue Harness Receives TSO C167 Approval from the FAA

By | June 4th, 2017|Helicopter Gear, News, Products|

Lifesaving Systems Corp. is pleased to announce that our TRITON Rescue Harness has received FAA Approval under TSO C167 - Personnel Carrying Device Systems (PCDS). This approval comes after significant independent laboratory testing and review by the FAA. As more and more sea rescue operations move to contracted services, the requests for regulatory approval likewise [...]

New Products for 2017 – Litter Rail Pads for Medevac II Litters

By | December 18th, 2016|Design, Helicopter Gear, Products|

Lifesaving Systems is proud to offer our Litter Rail Pads – part number 182 – for sale beginning in 2017.   These pads are specifically designed to for the contours of our 404 and 406 series Medevac stainless steel and titanium litters.  They are easily attached in just minutes and will offer protection for all types [...]

UPDATE: US Army AED Approves ALL LSC Medevac Litters

By | September 1st, 2016|Army, Helicopter Gear, News, Products|

After recently adding our quick strops  and then soon after our Medevac II Liters to their list of approved devices, the Army's AED  Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), has evaluated our original Medevac litters and added the devices to Airworthiness Release (AWR) 980 as approved for use on U.S. Army UH/HH-60 platforms. The Medevac litters, including the #402, [...]

When All Else Fails: Broken Cables, Lost Hooks, and Options

By | January 30th, 2016|Helicopter Gear, Products, Safety, Survival, Videos|

Though the mission had started out easy enough, three hours later it was the single worst moment of my life and by far my worst day in a helicopter. We were 240 miles offshore. It was pitch black, freezing cold, my best friend, Mike, was in the water and the hoist cable was - strand-by-strand [...]

Dynamic Rollout: An Unnecessary Risk

By | November 23rd, 2015|Helicopter Gear, Products, Safety, Videos|

I operated as a helicopter rescue swimmer for almost a decade before hearing the phrase "ring rollout." When you consider that the hoist-hook installed on U.S. Coast Guard aircraft at the time was the Mil-Spec hook pictured above and the most dangerous hook available, my ignorance of the concept is sobering. Dynamic Rollout or Ring Rollout - [...]