The SWAT tourniquet is gaining popularity with armed forces. It is reliable, easy to apply and inexpensive. Despite all the hype around that "new" product, it turns out that the device has been invented by the Israelis in the mid seventies and has been in use with the Israeli Defense Forces since then. The major advantage of this device over the popular CAT tourniquet is the considerably lower price for a comparable efficiency. SWAT tourniquets can be purchased from MSC at competitive prices.