2-19. AIRCREW SURVIVAL ARMOR RECOVERY VEST, INSERT, AND PACKETS (SARVIP) -
Place the sealed replacement item within the packet.
Using plastic bag, create a sleeve for the packet and evacuate air from the sleeve using a vacuum cleaner.
Using heat sealing irons, seal the ends of the plastic bag.
Assembly of SARVIP components. Assemble and stow the survival components of the SARVIP according to the
assembly list and figure 2-43.
Unscrew battery cap on radio set AN/PRC-90 and remove battery. Check date of manufacture stamped on
battery. The BA-1568/U battery has a maximum shelf life of 3 years in temperate climate. Discard batteries
more than 3 years old. Check for evidence of battery leakage or corrosion and condition of copper spring
contacts. Install a good battery, if required, and screw battery cap on fingertight. For AN/PRC-112, refer to
Ensure that the SDU-5/E distress marker light is equipped with an ACR-FG1B flashguard and a BA-1574/U
Visually inspect all SARVIP components for damage and substitute serviceable components. Place
serviceable components in the SARVIP pockets as designated in figure 2-43.
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