Cold Temperature and Artic Protective System (CTAPS) is a soldier head to toe clothing ensemble with -65 to +45°F environmental protection.
The Army Combat Gloves are intended for light work duty with flame and cut protection.
The boot socks are anti-microbial, and contain a fiber that is coated in silver to combat bacteria growth that causes odor and stains.
Purchase description CR/PD 03-18 covers the requirements for boot socks that incorporate antimicrobial properties.
Purchase description GL/PD 08-81 covers the requirements for Army Combat Gloves that provides maximum dexterity, tactility, flexibility, and flame and cut protection. The Combat Gloves are intended to be worn by Army personnel.
The USMC Intermediate Cold Weather Glove is designed to be worn in cold weather environments to protect the user from the elements including snow, wind, and ice.
Performance specification MC/PD 1-2014 SYSCOM covers the requirements for the U.S. Marine Corps Intermediate Cold Weather Glove. This item is intended for wear by military personnel of the Department of Defense during cold weather conditions.
Performance specification MC/PS 03-2015 SYSCOM prescribes the performance requirements and identifies verification procedures for the US Marine Corps flame resistant midweight cold weather underwear set drawers.
Performance specification MC/PS 03-2015 SYSCOM prescribes the performance requirements and identifies verification procedures for the US Marine Corps flame resistant midweight cold weather underwear set pullover shirt.
Performance specification MC/PS 02-2015 SYSCOM prescribes the performance requirements and identifies verification procedures for the U.S. Marine Corps flame resistant lightweight cold weather underwear set drawers.
Performance specification MC/PS 01-2015 SYSCOM prescribes the performance requirements and identifies verification procedures for the U.S. Marine Corps flame resistant lightweight cold weather underwear set undershirt.
The NWU parka is intended for use by US Navy personnel when weather conditions dictate and as the outer layer protection when used during cold/wet weather operations.
The NWU parka fleece liner is an insulation component designed to be worn with the NWU parka and provide extra protection during cold weather conditions. When worn with the parka, it shall be attached to the parka shell via inside front slide fastener and sleeves inserted in the arm openings and secured by snap attachment assembly tab located at the inside bottom of each sleeve. The liner may be optionally worn as a stand-alone outer garment over the NWU shirt.
Purchase description MC/PD 04-2011 SYSCOM covers the requirements for the U.S. Marine Corps cold weather cap.
Purchase description NCTRF PD 04-09 covers the requirements for the US Navy working uniform parka in desert and woodland camouflage.
This purchase description provides for a multiple threat body armor system consisting of a base vest and modular components for tailoring protection levels to defeat multiple ballistic hazards across the battlefield continuum and manage armor weight. The Plate Carrier is a critical safety item.
The Plate Carrier (PC) improves the load bearing capabilities of the scalable plate carrier, integrates primary components among the improved modular tactical vest, and contours the product for comfort and wear.
The modified commercial Backpack Subsystem (UM21) contains a backpack, patrol pack, and butt pack. The backpacks state-of-the-art internal frame affords a stable platform sufficient to carry 120 lbs. effectively. The backpack transfers load efficiently from the shoulders to the waist and provides adjustments to fit the 5th - 95th percentile male SOF operator. The butt pack attaches to ELCS or the backpack; the patrol pack attaches to the backpack, and is compatible with the other SPEAR BALCS components.
In 1963 Natick Laboratories developed a tropical rucksack for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).
Military specification MIL-R-43323 covers one type of rifle butt pocket with strap used with field packs.
The lightweight rucksack with aluminum frame was developed by Natick Laboratories for cold weather and mountain use as an initial effort to develop lightweight load-carrylng equipment in 1961. It weighed 3 pounds (1.4 kg) as compared to the 7.5 pound (3.4 kg) cotton rucksack with steel frame which it replaced.
Based principally on the conclusions and recommendations of 'A Study to Reduce the Load of the Infantry Combat Soldier', 1962, and 'A Study to Conserve the Energy of the Combat Infantryman', 1964, a Quantitative Materiel Requirement (QMR), was established in 1965 calling for the development of Lightweight Individual Clothing and Equipment (LINCLOE).
Military specification MIL-F-43356 covers an aluminum frame and cargo support shelf used with the lightweight rucksack.