Patriot3 Inc., Fredericksburg, Virginia was awarded a $10,000,000 maximum ceiling value, single award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an ordering period of up to five years for the acquisition of Patriot3 Inc. Jet Boots Dive Propulsion System(s) (JBDPS), JBDPS parts, and JBDPS repair/maintenance and training. Fiscal 2022 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $110,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The majority of the work will be performed in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by fiscal 2027.
Jetboots is a unique diver propulsion system designed for the military diver. Jetboots uses low noise brushless motors and Lithium-Ion Batteries to achieve powerful propulsion at very low total system weight. Military units around the world are realizing the potential of fully geared combat swimmers equipped with the unprecedented mobility of Jetboots. Reconnaissance, search and rescue, patrol, and hull inspections are just some of the uses of Jetboots. The Jetboots system is ANU approved by the U.S. Department of Defense and is compatible with standard issue military dive gear.
Jetboots Thrusters contain heavy duty brushless motors protected by a hard anodized aluminum housing. Thrust is achieved by a hermetically sealed magnetic coupling drive and a durable nylon propeller that is protected by a stainless steel wire mesh and a hydrodynamic aluminum duct. The 5th Generation of the Jetboots Thruster is a statically sealed system that eliminates the need for dynamic Oil Filled Shaft Seals. The Power Cable attaches to the Thruster at a 45° angle improving mobility and clearance for gear. The new Thruster Leg Plate provides the operator the 6 inches of vertical adjustability in its mounted position.
The Control Box is a ruggedized waterproof aluminum enclosure that controls the power and speed of the Jetboots system. The Control Box includes a power switch, adjustable thrust knob and a LED battery state of charge indicator light with mounted cover. The power switch allows the ability to turn off the LED light during covert operations. The Control Box is connected to the Thrusters and Battery by advanced underwater cables that are specially designed for harsh maritime environments. A Cable Retention Box (CRB) prevents the cables from being accidentally disconnected during operation.
Patriot3, an American Owned Small Business began operations in Quantico, Virginia in May 2000 to provide specialized equipment for Special Forces and Law Enforcement worldwide. Today, Patriot3 is comprised of four divisions that include, Ballistic Products, Elevated Tactics Systems, Maritime and Kinetics. Patriot3 strives to develop next generation products that offer unprecedented capability and ease of use to meet client’s requirements. The company build integrity by meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations and maintain the highest quality standards as we continue to develop and improve products. Patriot3 understands the value of continual improvement through the use of innovative technology and efficient manufacturing processes. Patriot3 is a Tier 1 global solutions provider, specializing in product design, precision machining and manufacturing, product assembly, logistics and equipment training.