NASA

Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 space flight, sits in our LR-1 life raft during water egress training.

Military Grade Life Rafts

All of our life rafts have several Configurations of Reduced Volume Containers, packed to accommodate different aircraft stowage requirements.

Commercial Designs

Patten was also the initial project engineer for the development of the inflatable decoy deception force that confused the Germans, before and during the D-Day invasion.