Free Fallin’

extreme all-weather coat
all-weather coat

DARPA has a special definition for an extreme combat dive profile. And it is:

  • Insertion via military free fall from 35,000 feet altitude.
  • Combat dive down to 200 feet for at least 120 minutes.
  • Surface and immediately begin a second dive of variable, increasing depth to 200 feet for at least 20 minutes without needing to decompress.
  • Extraction in an unpressurized aircraft to 14,000 feet altitude.

Wow, I better order my extreme all-weather coat, pronto. Reading that made me drool. And I fouled my rain gear. Good thing the Navy all-weather coat was just approved for wear. Not a day too soon.

5 thoughts on “Free Fallin’”

  1. Ok so this may be a dumb question, but before this jacket was approved what did you wear in foul weather with blues on? Were you just cold and wet? I am sure not a pea coat over dress jacket. Please bear with me, but I understand uniforms, and you have top coats, over coats, but if this is just approved, what did you do before?

  2. CP: Loved my peacoat. It got mold on it after getting wet in my trunk. And I had to toss it.
    Kris: Seconded.
    mark: I don’t have the slightest.

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