Life Preservers

FLU-8B/P, FLU-9B/P & FLU-12P

Automatic inflators for mil-spec life preservers

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Low Cost. Lightweight. USN & USAF Qualified.

SWITLIK Survival Products is proud to be the exclusive international distributor of Stratus Systems, Inc. FLU automatic inflators for military use. These high quality automatic life preserver inflators are fully qualified by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for use in ejection seat aircraft and shipboard flight deck operations. They are also the automatic life preserver inflators of choice for militaries around the world. The Stratus Systems inflators have the distinction of being the only automatic FLU inflators which are classified as non-hazardous material for transport and storage.


Made in USA


  • Dormant Circuitry design allows for maximum battery life
  • Automatically activates within 3 seconds upon water immersion
  • Manual Activation arm with lanyard
  • EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) shielded to prevent interference with other electronics
  • HERO Safe assures safety and reliabilty 
  • Designed and tested to meet MIL-STD-810 Environmental Protection

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NSN: FLU-8B/P   1377-01-590-0159
  FLU-9B/P   1377-01-590-0158
  FLU-12P 1377-01-590-0933
P/N: FLU-8B/P   01-0-04-100-0AA
  FLU-9B/P   01-0-04-200-0AA
  FLU-12P 01-0-04-000-0AA
Each Inflator:  
Kit Includes: Automatic Inflator, Battery, CO2 Cylinder (29g or 35g), small + large gaskets
Weight: Approximately 4.8 ounces (136 grams) without CO2 Cylinder

Approved Inflator + Life Preserver Configurations:

FLU-8 B/P Inflator FLU-9 B/P Inflator FLU-12P Inflator
LPU - 23 C/P + D/P Life Preserver LPU - 9/P Life Preserver MK-1 Deck Crew Life Preserver
LPU - 36/P Life Preserver LPU - 38/P Life Preserver