Mustang Survival, a North American manufacturer of solutions for the most demanding marine environments, announced it has started delivering the Maritime Assault Suit System (MASS) and Lightweight Maritime Assault Suit System (L-MASS) for Navy use, having been awarded a five-year IDIQ contract by the U.S. government.
Developed for users engaging in maritime operations, the MASS and L-MASS are both waterproof and breathable. And while they meet the requirements of splash and/or immersed hypothermia protection, both suits utilize military Gore-Tex fabrics for a lightweight, comfortable design for constant wear while achieving mission objectives.
“Designing and manufacturing the most innovative gear possible to protect those who protect us is a mission we undertake with an immense amount of pride and respect for those we’re serving. Each article of gear and apparel takes the end-users’ mission, safety and comfort into account. Not only is the weight substantially reduced, but so is the thermal burden traditionally associated with dry suits,” explains Brian Dalgliesh, manager for the U.S. Military Channel for Mustang Survival.
With weights of less than 5 pounds for the MASS (MSD674vMA) and less than 4 pounds for the L-MASS (MSD678vMA), the dry suit’s sophisticated design technology and features do not hinder movement or mobility while keeping the operator safe and dry, said Mustang. The MASS & L-MASS deliver surface operations dry suits that wear like standard operational clothing, but provide the protection of a dry suit.