The PATRIOT Assault System is a modular, state of the art Land Based Hybrid Life Support System that allows an individual to operate in containment levels (masked up) for an unprecedented eight hours before performing service. The Assault System utilizes low profile cylinders when a shorter on-target time is anticipated. The system delivers blower or non-blower assisted filtered air (PAPR Mode) or open circuit breathing gas (SCBA Mode) in this one integrated system.
Positive pressure air is delivered from the PATRIOT, utilizing the principle of a clean room, but within the operator’s mask. If the facial seal is broken, clean air continues to feed the operator. The positive pressure also works as an anti–fog system, providing assistance in keeping the mask clear, allowing an improved field of view than offered by traditional breathing systems. The 2.5 liter breathing bag can be attached on either side of the PATRIOT to accommodate left or right handed marksman. A specially designed load bearing backpack system allows the operator to comfortably and securely carry the entire system.
The PATRIOT easily integrates with most current use chemical masks. The system can also be operated as an Air Purifying Respirator (APR) or Supplied Air Respirator (SAR). The PATRIOT has been tested to operate in CBRN contaminated environments and is manufactured of chemically hardened high strength polycarbonate materials and aerospace grade aluminum for durability.