The Strop is placed under the arms and across the back to hoist uninjured, military personnel during helicopter operations. The victim’s arms must remain down to prevent slipping free of the Rescue Strop during hoisting. A safety strap is provided to secure the victim’s arms down and by their sides. Strop has printed pictorials. Personnel must be trained in the proper and safe use of this item. The Rescue Strop is designed to be unaffected by repeated use in the marine environment; constructed of nylon, closed-cell foam and stainless steel hardware. NSN 1680-01-347-4946.
Restricted to hoisting military personnel only.
The United States Army has approved this device per the Airworthiness Release (AWR) for Rescue Hoist Equipment on UH/HH-60 Helicopters (AWR 980).