Fast Rope Insertion & Extraction Systems provide efficient and safe methods for inserting and evacuating personnel to and from specific targets. Fast Ropes are available in several stock variations and can also be made in any custom length. We can furnish the Fast Rope with or without the FRIES (Fast Rope Insertion/ Extraction System) loops. Our ropes offer two distinct termination ends ABLE Termination and Soft Eye splice termination with Steel Ring added. FAST ropes are whipped and heat-sealed on the bottom. Soft Eye top Termination comes with a steel ring in the line so that the line may be hooked to the davits that are found on certain helicopters. The eye splice is the strongest and safest method of terminating this line. It develops approximately 85% of the break strength of the line. Fast Rope strength 30,000 lbf. FRIES attachment strength 10,000 lbf. Rated strength of ABLE Termination 15,000 lbf.
Construction: 1.75 inches (44mm) diameter made from Low stretch nylon fibers with an 8-braid construction to reduce rope kinking and afford fast, fully controlled, and safe descents.
All Fast Ropes are made following military specification fiber rope assembly, insertion/extraction number Mil-F-44422.
ABLE Termination - Am-Steel Blue Loop Eye Fast Rope Termination is very short in profile and is designed to be compatible with Fast Rope rappel devices. Designed to be used on Black Hawk FAST rope Hookup/Release Bar without the need of an additional steel ring. Rated strength of ABLE Termination 15,000 lbf. ABLE TERMINATION is not standard on FAST Ropes as a Termination and must be specified when ordering.
ABLE Terminations on FAST Ropes have an additional $140 charge over standard eye spliced FAST ropes.
1758 30-foot Fast Rope: NSN# 4020016273674
1760 60-foot Fast Rope w/FRIES: NSN# 4020016175935
1765 90-foot Fast Rope w/FRIES: NSN# 4020016175832
1776 120-foot Fast Rope w/FRIES: NSN# 4020013383309