The O2PAK TM provides armed forces the capability to provide oxygen , immediately at the point of contact, to battlefield casualties within seconds of injury, thereby increasing chances of survival and recovery in cases of life-threatening injury.
The O2PAK TM is a compact, lightweight, hand-held unit (9 inches/ 23 centimeter high, for 2.8 pounds/ 1,3 kilogram) and is small enough to be carried by every soldier in a standard military backpack - it is activated within seconds, delivering 99% pure oxygen at a flow-rate of 4-to 8 LPM for 20-25 minutes in any position (vertical, horizontal). The O2PAK TM is a single-use/disposable source of oxygen that can be very rapidly deployed and activated in the most challenging or stressful situations. .
The O2PAK TM has been specifically designed to address field requirements and is qualified for use in hostile and inaccessible environments (extreme high/low temperatures, pressure, humidity) as well as high altitudes (up 12 000 m/40 000 ft). Extensive scientific research and development and testing has be done under a wide variety of operational conditions to prove safety and efficacy - these include medical, ballistic, blast and fire tests. The O2PAK TM has been cleared by the FDA.
The O2PAK TM is not pressurised, requires no filling or mixing, no maintenance and has an extra-long shelf-life of 4 years. Solid-state chemical oxygen is utilised to produce oxygen, thereby eliminating the risk of explosion under enemy fire or hazardous conditions (eg. mine/IED detonation). It does not require electricity, battery connection or recharging and can be stored under severe conditions for prolonged periods, immediately ready for use when required.
The O2PAK TM is particularly suitable for units operating in abnormal and remote environments who are exposed to a high risk of serious injury - these include special operations forces, early entry and rapidly mobile land forces, airborne forces, marines, navy divers, demining/ EOD engineers, peacekeeping forces, SWAT teams, search and rescue teams, and disaster relief organizations.
The O2PAK TM is also ideal for storage and readily-available use in a variety of military vehicles such as mine proof vehicles, infantry fighting vehicles, NBC protected vehicles, fire fighting vehicles, armoured personnel carriers, tanks, helicopters and naval vessels.