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The SAAB Scania - Aerospace Division FT-8 (Flytväst 8) was tested during the 1985 evaluation for a life vest with automatic activation to be provided to jet pilots. In GRD tests done in a swimming pool by pilots equipped with various parachute and harnesses (Mirage/Tiger/ Hunter), the FT-8 ( -XB version) proved to be the best. However, because of its complex and expensive electro-mechanical activation system, the second-ranked LG model 1181 was the one being selected. 

The one in the photo is an FT-8 used during the same period by the Swedish Air Force, some elements of its configuration ( the metal mount and the PSP attachment) most likely do not match the one tested in Switzerland. 

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