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.