Body Ventilation System (BVS)
Global-Secure Safety Corporation
The combination of the intense heat of the Middle East summers and the
weight and body heat generated by the ballistic vest imposes significant
burden and heat stress on troops operating under extreme climate
conditions. As body armor and load bearing vest are blocking air
circulation around the chest and back, up to 60% of the natural body
cooling process is eliminated.
The Body Ventilation System (BVS) developed by GlobalSecure Safety
Corporation uses a battery powered blower to circulate air through an
air distribution device worn under the soldier's body armor. As fresh
air is circulated beneath the interceptor body armor and battledress
uniform (BDU), natural body cooling is regained, resulting in improved
physiology. The system weighs only 5 pounds (2.5 kg) and runs on
standard rechargeable li-ion batteries for up to eight hours. This
patent pending system designed to keep the body cool and dry by
evaporating perspiration under the ballistic vest.
BVS can be worn by a soldier as part of the personal gear and is
compatible with the MOLLE load bearing vest and assault pack and
commercial hydration packs. It can be worn in a variety of deployments
on or around the vest, using MOLLE straps. The system was tested last
year in Iraq.