Life Raft, 12 Man MPLR

Designed and developed to comply with MIL-PRF-1894F(AS), provides out-of-water support for persons forced to abandon aircraft at sea. Carried aboard the aircraft and is either automatically or manually ejection in the event of a soft landing.

LSI Product ID: flo-3612-00

This inflatable life raft, designed and developed to comply with MIL-PRF-18494F (AS), provides out-of-water support for persons forced to abandon an aircraft at sea. It is carried aboard the aircraft in the compartments provided and is either automatically or manually ejected out of the aircraft in the event of a soft landing. The valise is a case for storing and carrying the packed raft (upper section) and its' rigid survival equipment container (lower).

The inflation medium is carbon dioxide (CO
) with an additional small charge of nitrogen (N
), which expands after release from the cylinder when the seal is broken by the force of the pull. The raft will inflate to a board-able condition in an average of 60 seconds, governed by the ambient temperatures. The inflated tubes are divided into two independent assemblies: the top comprises of the raft top tube and canopy; the bottom comprises the bottom tube and boarding ramp. If one system fails to inflate or sustains a leak, it will not affect the inflation of the other system.

The sea anchor is automatically deployed at inflation. This and the wind will pull the raft into the direction of the waves thus reducing the possibility of capsizing and making it easy to board from the stern inflated boarding ramp. The raft can be paddled to facilitate reaching other survivors, a rescue craft or to make a landfall using paddles, located in the accessory container secured to the floor.

 Part Number
 Specification  MIL-PRF-18494F (AS)
 Material  Polyurethane Coated Nylon
 in accordance with MIL-C-83489
 Weight  60 lbs. (Raft Only), 120 lbs. (Raft With Equipment)
 34" Long x 20" Wide x 18" High
 0° F to 160° F
 Altitude  42,000 feet
 Buoyancy  Twin Tube
 Size  Deployable through 22" x 22" Escape Hatch
 Single Cylinder Dual Manifold Zero Leak Inflation,
 CO2 charge and N2 charge for Cold Water Inflation

 Air Drop SAR Version Available;
 Static Line Version Available

Standard Features of the Joint Service Life Raft
  • 4.5 ft2 Capacity per person (3.0 ft2 with Overload Capacity)
  • Twin Tube
  • Self-erecting Canopy
  • Boarding Ramp
  • Boarding Ladders
  • Rainwater Collection System
  • Automatic Sea Anchor Deployment
  • Buoyant
  • Polyurethane Heat Sealed Construction
  • Reflective Strips (on exterior of raft)
  • Rigid Drop & Drag Standards
Unique Features of Patten Life Rafts
  • Inflates Right Side Up
  • The ONLY Multi-Place Raft that can be Maneuvered
  • Inflatable Seat to keep Survivors out of Water
  • Survival Kit Access
  • Variable Size Adjusting Container
  • Environmental Packaging Available
  • Soldier-proof Hard Case Available