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Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T)

As the official tourniquet of the U.S. Army, the C-A-T has been proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper and lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research.  Tests proved that the C-A-T completely occluded blood flow of an extremity in the event of a traumatic wound with significant hemorrhage.


  • Awarded as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Inventions” by the U.S. Army
  • Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army
  • Used by both conventional and Special Operation forces
  • Proven to be 100% effective in occluding blood flow in both upper & lower extremities by the U.S. Army’s Institute of Surgical Research
  • True, one-handed application tourniquet
  • Quickly controls life-threatening extremity bleeding
  • Recommended by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Designed to perform in all weather conditions
  • Small and cost-effective


    Single Routing Buckle

    • Faster application
    • Effective slack removal
    • Decreased blood loss
    • Fewer windlass turns
    • Simplified training with single protocol directions for all applications

    Windlass Rod

    • Increased diameter
    • Enhanced strength
    • Aggressive ribbing
    • Improved grip

    Windlass Clip

    • Rapid windlass lock
    • Bilateral buttress
    • Added strength

    Windlass Strap

    • Sonic welded to clip for constant contact
    • Color changed to gray for tactical considerations (Black C-A-T only)

    Stabilization Plate

    • Reinforced, beveled contact bar

    Red Tip Technology

    • Red elliptical tip
    • Added visual cue for application

    Free-Moving Internal Band

    • Patented band within a band
    • True evenly distributed circumferential pressure


    The Gen 7 CAT utilizes a durable windlass system with a patented free-moving internal band providing true circumferential pressure to the extremity. Once adequately tightened, bleeding will cease and the windlass is locked into place. A hook and loop windlass retention strap is then applied, securing the windlass to maintain pressure during casualty evacuation. The CAT’s unique dual securing system avoids the use of screws and clips which can become difficult to operate under survival stress or where fine motor skills are compromised.