The BLS is a joint project between MATBOCK and MAS Special Ops Training. It's a patent pending Bench, Ladder, Stretcher designed for Wing and Zodiac inflatable boats. The BLS is sold as a pair (bottom and upper sections) and designed to deploy as a unit. For the inflatables, it sits across the side tubes and can be secured to the floor with either ratchet straps or line (not included in the kit), giving space for 4 operators to sit forward facing during transit. When reaching the landing site or ship to be boarded, the sections can be attached together to create a 12 foot ladder with integrated shepherds hooks and offset ladder rungs. Additionally, the ladder rungs are coated on the top surface with nonslip to help prevent falls due to wet surfaces. If there is a casualty, a single section can be used as a stretcher to evacuate the individual as well. Four handles protrude from the sides to aid in transport as well as for positioning the ladder.
Each section is 69” tall, 17.5” wide, weighs 20.5 lbs and made of aluminum with welded connections throughout the system. Additionally, the BLS comes with grip feet on the lower section to help prevent the bottom from kicking out while being used as a ladder.
The unit can be purchased from either MATBOCK or MAS Special Ops Training in the links below.
Introducing the all new Gen2 R-LIFT that maintains all the great features and ease of use of Gen1, but deceases weight and size, and increases abrasion resistance, strength and decontamination capabilities. The R-LIFT is a fully rigid litter that deploys in seconds, weighs only 6 lbs on its own and only 6.5 lbs with the carrying pack. It boasts a maximum load carrying capacity of 400 lbs. The litter is constructed from Ultra High-Density Polyethylene, offering extremely high abrasion resistance and strength, inability to absorb blood, pathogens, chemical or biological hazards, and still decrease weight and size. Additionally, the R-LIFT is now constructed entirely with Kevlar webbing and thread so no part of your stretcher will become contaminated beyond decontamination capabilities. The R-LIFT comes with a built-in inflatable air bladder designed to support the head and align the spine. Additionally, the R-LIFT comes with a replaceable integrated emergency blanket that can be deployed quickly to prevent hypothermia.
Lastly, the stretcher offers patient securing straps designed to keep the patient securely attached while moving over rough terrain.
Easy and fast to assemble with only 1 person; the R-LIFT is compact for easy storage and transport. The newly designed carrier allows for storage of the R-LIFT either disassembled or partially assembled and a three flap design for quick but secure packing while in the field.
- Fully Rigid Litter
- Weight with pack – 5.5 lbs
- Load Capacity – 400 lbs
- Backpack carrying case
- Ultra High-Density Polyethylene – high strength, high abrasion resistance, easy to clean
- Built-in inflatable air bladder to support head and align spine
- Patient securing straps
- Compact size for easy storage and transport
- Integrated replaceable emergency blanket
- Simple fast assembly
**Combat Carbon Poles Sold Separately**
The LIFT Ladder continues the innovation that is the LIFT System. The LIFT Ladder deploys in seconds over the Combat Carbon Poles to create a 7.5 ft fully rigid ladder with a 400 pound carrying capacity for both scaling and bridging operations. Total system weight is 4.975 pounds and the attachment can be removed very easily to use the poles for any other parts of the LIFT System. The ladder attachment folds up compactly and can be stored in its own carrying case when not in use. (Carrying Case Sold Separately)
Technical Specifications: Material - Carbon Fiber / Spectra Cord Total Weight: 4.975 Pounds Weight without poles: 2.375 Pounds Dimensions folded up (without poles): 3" x 3" x 12"
Combat Carbon Poles
These collapsible Combat Carbon Poles are easily integrated with the Lightweight Integrated Field Transport (LIFT) System. Designed with this principle in mind, “Ounces Equal Pounds”! Weighing just 1.3 lbs a piece, a max carrying capacity of 400 lbs, and designed to collapse small enough to be worn on the back of any plate carrier, these poles shed weight without compromising capability for transporting casualties.
Fully extended pole: 7 ft 6¼ inches long held together with bungee
Diameter: 1⅜ to 1¼ inches
Collapses into 5 sections: 1 ft 9¼ inches long
Weight: 2 lbs 9.6 oz for the set
At 6.5 feet long, the stretcher is long enough to accommodate all operators and has a maximum carrying capacity of 400 lbs for both the operator and his/her gear. The stretcher has 5 handles per side to give each team a multitude of configurations for carrying a downed man. When paired with the Combat Carbon Poles (sold separately), you get the lightest semi-rigid expedient medical litter / stretcher available at only 3.5 lbs total weight. Combat Carbon Poles found here
Additionally, the litter collapses and zips together to form an essential multipurpose lightweight bag for operators to collect items such as Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) Material or gear from a downed man. The bag is augmented with a single adjustable strap for easy carry when loaded, a drawstring to secure the bag contents, and is small enough to fold up and be stored in a cargo pocket.
The Jungle LIFT (J-LIFT) Gen 2 just got even smaller and lighter.Dropping over 60% of the weight from Gen 1, over half the size in volume, and increased capabilities for strength, abrasion resistance and decontamination. The Jungle is a tough environment and this litter is equally as tough. Made from Ultra High-Density Polyethylene, it will not absorb water, biological or chemical hazards and can handle decontamination in all standard chemicals without degradation in strength or abrasion resistance. Additionally, the stretcher is constructed with Kevlar stitching to ensure even the stitching won’t absorb those hazards.The litter can also double as a hammock; however, we would recommend a bug net on the bottom and top. Lastly, the J-LIFT is compatible with the Combat Carbon Poles.
The J-LIFT epitomizes the saying “Buy quality, cry once – Buy cheap and cry forever”
6" W x 5.5" L x 1.5" D in case
26" W x 78" L when deployed
Weight: 12 ounces (with carrier) Weight with poles: 3.3 lbs