Fast Ropes have earned an outstanding reputation for quality and technical innovation for our defence and special forces products.This reputation is born out of pioneering designs that have been tried and tested in the world’s harshest environments and toughest combat zones. Fast Rope are known and respected around the world for British design and quality excellence with offices in both the UK and US. Our facility in Hailsham, United Kingdom houses our R&D Centre and specialist production units and it is from here that we manufacture and distribute quality British made products to over 80 countries worldwide.
Fast are innovators in the field of rope technology, continually striving to develop and utilise the latest fibres and manufacturing techniques. We adhere to tough ISO quality standards with many of our products also meeting stringent CE,NFPA and ANSI compliance testing and NATO codification rules. This catalogue features our standard defence products, but our R&D team can assist where bespoke products are required for specific projects or applications.
Fast Ropes designed and developed the original Fast Ropes in conjunction with the British Special Forces. These ropes are now in use by traditional, special forces and SWAT teams in four corners of the globe. Make sure your Fast Ropes include the Marlow ‘Black Marker’ trademark.
In response to the needs of the special units, we now offer a selection of 3 termination options:
DYNALITE TERMINATION (DLT)
Significant weight savings over metal terminations. Eliminates risk of injury to personnel on the ground when ropes are released post deployment. No metal parts, eliminating the requirement for X-Ray of termination before re-use. In-house factory spliced. In use with several forces worldwide.
MULTIFIT TERMINATION (MFT)
Strong and durable. The versatile MFT has been designed to fit a wide range of helicopter cargo hooks and hoist systems. Features a 45mm machined eye allowing fast attachment. Standard conical fittings available on request. MFT available for 40mm only.
SPLICED EYE (SE)
Polyester protected factory spliced eye. Ideally suited for descent from towers
in training situations. Easily hooked over support beams or scaffolding in training.
NEW FAST ROPE ACCESSORIES INCLUDING FAST ROPE RACK, FAST ROPE BAG, GLOVES & QRM SYSTEM ARE NOW AVAILABLE
The unique construction of the Marlow Fast Rope allows comfortable control throughout the descent and makes it easier to slow down and break.
The suppleness of the material means that the rope is not hard on the hands as less force is required than with other ropes. Oil and general spillage do not affect the speed of descent as Marlow Fast Ropes absorb liquids.
Rope for rapid deployment from helicopters FAST ROPE and version for transportation and evacuation F.R.I.E.S.
LANEX a.s. is the leading manufacturer of braided and twisted ropes in the Czech Republic as well as being one of the major European manufacturers of ropes and cords. All of the high-performance and innovative products are developed and produced in the Czech Republic and comply fully with European standards.
In the production of the unique Fast Rope, special PA BCF fibres are used which give superior protection during descending, having high resistance to wear and rupture. The rope with a diameter of 44 mm and a unique construction offers the user good control during descending without additional belay. We are able to supply our key military clients in many countries with Fast Ropes also in diameters 40 mm and 32 mm.
• ropes are released post deployment
• eliminates risk of injury to persons on the ground
• inhouse factory spliced eyes
• designed for use with helicopter cargo hooks
(Fast Rope Insertion and Extraction System)
Multi-use product designed for rapid deployment and retrieval, reducing the risk to helicopters and personnel. Each LANEX/TENDON F.R.I.E.S. can carry 6 – 8 fully equipped personnel, with its sling and lanyard system. F.R.I.E.S. is available with the same choice of terminations as the Fast Rope
INSERTION & EXTRACTION
F.R.I.E.S (FAST ROPE INSERTION & EXTRACTION SYSTEM)
Marlow Ropes designed and developed the original multi use product for rapid deployment and retrieval, reducing the risk to helicopters and personnel. Each Marlow F.R.I.E.S can carry 6 fully equipped personnel with it’s loop and lanyard system and can also be used as a regular Fast Rope. F.R.I.E.S. are available with the same termination options as the standard Fast Ropes (page 4).
S.P.I.E (SPECIAL PATROL INSERTION & EXTRACTION)
Marlow’s extraction system has been designed for the transportation of a larger number of personnel with increased safety. Higher strength to accommodate greater number of personnel (10 to 12 as standard). Two loop integrated colour coded safety system for all personnel. One yellow loop for easy retrieval. Spliced eye termination.
Marlow’s floating extraction system allows easier retrieval from waterborne operations. Designed to carry 10 to 12 personnel. Two loop integrated colour coded safety system for all personnel. One yellow loop for easy retrieval. Hard wearing. The main rope has been designed for low shock loads. Spliced eye termination.
Marlow’s innovative system is a light-weight and super strong extraction rope ideal for waterborne operations. Designed to carry 10 to 12 personnel. Two loop integrated colour coded safety system for all personnel. One yellow loop for easy retrieval. High strength and lightweight. Good resistance to chemicals and UV. Floats, allowing significantly easier retrieval from waterborne operations. Spliced eye termination.