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Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment

The Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) was designed to replace the All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE) and Integrated Individual Fighting System (IIFS) including the Enhanced Tactical Load-Bearing Vest.

MOLLE Full Rucksack LoadMOLLE full rucksack load configuration

Components

The MOLLE consists of

  • a main pack and shoulder straps attached to the frame that can accommodate add-on components including
  • a butt pack (8465-01-465-2058)
  • a load bearing vest that can accept removable pockets for various configrations
  • six foot lashing straps (8465-01-465-2095)
  • hydration system (8465-01-465-2154)
    • hydration carrier (8465-01-465-2131)
    • hydration bladder (8465-01-465-2096)
  • repair kit (8465-01-465-2080)
  • additional pockets
    • five-round shotgun pouch (8465-01-513-4067)
    • ALICE clip adapter (8465-01-465-2062)
    • K-Bar adapter (8465-01-465-2272)

Pockets

MOLLE pockets
  1. 100 round magazine/utility pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2070
    • 5 9/16 x 4 5/8 x 2 5/8
    • Issued as a utility pocket regardless of duty position.
  2. 200 round magazine pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2263
    • 7 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 3 1/8
  3. medical pocket
    • 8465-01-467-4988
  4. 30 round single magazine pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2079
  5. 30 round double magazine pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2092
  6. single high explosive 40mm grenade pocket
    • 8465-01-465-4416
  7. double high explosive 40mm grenade pocket
    • 8465-01-465-4417
  8. double 40mm illumination round pocket
    • 8465-01-465-4445
  9. 9 mm magazine pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2155
  10. fragmentation grenade pocket
    • 8465-01-465-2093

The Interlocking Attachment System is used to attach pockets to the vest, packs, and waist belt. This system is a patented design and is not allowed for commercial sale without a license. There are no restrictions on the sale of this system under signed contracts with Federal agencies.

Instruction

Improvement

References

  • http://www.natick.army.mil/about/pao/pubs/warrior/98/june/weight.htm
  • "Move Over ALICE, Here Comes MOLLE". The Warrior. November-December 1998. [html]
  • "Lessons Learned During the Development of the Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) System" [pdf]