Flares - Signal and Distress

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RFD began in 1920 with the development of inflatable flotation bags to support early aircraft from disaster should they come down in the sea.

RFD liferafts and dinghies were employed during WW2 where they saved the lives of thousands of allied personnel. Today, RFD liferafts and lifejackets are used by shipping, airlines and Defence forces here in Australia as well as overseas.

RFD (Australia) Pty Ltd is part of the Survitec Group of companies which includes RFD Beaufort, DSB, Eurovinil, RFD Japan, WH Brennan, RFD France, RFD New Zealand, Survival One (Multifab), Shark Group, RFD Beaufort Inc. USA and Ballonfabrik Augsburg.

Since its beginnings in 1920, the RFD group has expanded its operations in Australia with the aquisition of MW Hydrostatics in 1997, Anover Holdings and Megoz in 2000 and CABA Australia in 2003. These companies bring many years experience and a greater range & diversity of products to the group.