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Survitec Group Awarded Significant German Air Force Contract

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Survitec Group Awarded Significant German Air Force Contract

Survitec Group Awarded Significant German Air Force Contract

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Survitec Group Limited (Survitec), world-wide manufacturers and distributors for the marine, defence and aerospace survival technology industries, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the German Air Force to provide an aircrew ensemble providing cold water immersion protection, thermal insulation and protection from fire/flame exposure. The new ensemble will be introduced across all of German Air Force flying platforms. The contract has been awarded by BWB (Bundesamt für Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung), the procurement agency for the German Air Force.

“We are very pleased to supply the German Air Force with this unique and high quality system. We look forward to rolling out the suits over the next few months and continuing this valuable partnership.”

The multi million Euro contract, for around 2000 systems, will be delivered over a 3 year period with the first systems being delivered by the end of this year.

The aircrew ensemble system is unique in providing an integrated approach including functional underwear, a thermal protection garment and immersion suit to optimise pilot protection and performance. The suits will be supplied and manufactured by Survitec through DSB and will be supported by German subcontracting partners.

DSB, part of the Survitec Group and based near Hanover, is a leading company in the development, processing and manufacturing of rubberised fabrics with marine, defence and aerospace applications and draws of long standing experience and expertise.

David Griffiths, Vice President, Defence Sales at Survitec Group, added, “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract which demonstrates the appeal of our complete system approach and builds on our long standing relationships with BWB and the German Air Force. Developing the suits to meet the needs of the German Air Force has been an evolutionary process and the result is a unique system that will offer enhanced protection to all aircrew, enabling operations to be conducted in the most challenging and extreme environments. This contract is the largest DSB has secured in 20 years and forms a significant part of our development in Europe."

Markus Bolay, Territory Sales Director responsible for BWB projects, commented; “We are very pleased to supply the German Air Force with this unique and high quality system. We look forward to rolling out the suits over the next few months and continuing this valuable partnership.”

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About Survitec Group Ltd

The Survitec Group holds market-leading positions worldwide in marine, defense and aerospace survival technology, bringing together best-in-class brands with reputations for quality, design and innovation. With an extensive history spanning over 160 years and a portfolio of some of the most reputable brands in the safety and survival industry, Survitec is committed to product innovation, technological advancement and quality assurance. Key products within the Survitec Group include marine, defence and aviation liferafts, world leading submarine escape technology, lifejackets for commercial airlines and the offshore industry as well as pilot flight equipment, including anti-g clothing used for the Eurofighter and JSF programmes. The Group also pioneered marine evacuation technology and today the unique Marin Ark system is used on many major cruise ships across the globe.

With seven manufacturing sites and a global service and distribution network, Survitec partners with some of the best names within the industries it operates to offer the fastest, highest quality service as possible. Each manufacturing facility has a dedicated Research & Development team who work tirelessly to continuously improve each product, ensuring Survitec is always ahead of the ever changing demands of each of its market sectors. Through rapid organic and acquisitive growth, Survitec has consistently grown revenue and profitability securing over £160 million of global sales in 2010.

For more information please visit www.survitecgroup.com

About DSB

Based near Hanover in Germany, DSB has been developing, processing and manufacturing rubberised fabrics with marine, defence and aerospace applications since 1931. DSB is a leading brand in the Survitec Group.

DSB's experience ensures in-built safety and reliability for each of its products, from sports boats to liferafts and special-purpose items. Core competencies and products include commercial rafts, leisure liferafts, evacuation systems as well as customised items such as bridge pontoons, boat accessories and other specialised technical equipment.

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