(JaiChai) “SPIE Rig” — Lots of fun!
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One of my favorite things to do when I was on active duty.
The Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction (SPIE) system was developed as a means to rapidly insert and/or extract a reconnaissance patrol from an area that does not permit a helicopter to land. SPIE has application for rough terrain as well as water inserts/extracts. It is an adaptation of the Vietnam War-era STABO rig.
Generally, the SPIE rope is lowered into the pickup area from a hovering helicopter. Patrol personnel, each wearing a harness with an attached carabiner, hook up to a D-ring inserted in the SPIE rope.
*A rare, signed, higher resolution and non-watermarked version of this image is available for download at: https://creary.net/digitalart/@jaichai/spie-rig-lots-of-fun.
May you and yours be well and loving life today.
In Lak’ech, JaiChai
(JaiChai 11 Feb 2022. Simultaneous multi-site submissions posted. All rights reserved.)