Pressurized Flight Suits
The Navy, Air Force, and Air Force Thunderbirds selected VTI to manufacture the Advanced Technology Anti-Gravity Suit (ATAGS) for their pilots. The garment is designed to provide full coverage pressure to the lower body to prevent vascular pooling of blood during periods of high positive G in the Z axis. VTI has been trusted to produce the air holding pressurized trouser for this suit since 2005, and often finds itself as the sole supplier to the Armed Forces due to the complex nature of the suit.
VTI also produced a simpler version pressurized flight suit known as the Cutaway Anti-G suit, a wrap-around, chap-style garment. However, due to the increased performance of the U.S.’s flight arsenal the ATAGS has replaced much of the legacy suit’s use. VTI has additional capacity and capabilities to produce more pressurized suits, including space suits, as construction, materials, and requirements are similar.