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All Purpose Environmental Clothing System

The All Purpose Environmental Clothing System (APECS) parka and trousers were developed to provide Marines with an all-purpose/all-season set of outershell garments that are lighter in weight, lower in bulk, have lower noise generation, are moisture vapor permeable and have an improved water repellency over the 2nd Generation ECWCS parka and trousers. The APECS also incorporates the Marine Pattern.

Marine Corps Combat Desert Jacket

In an effort to meet its ever changing environmental challenges, The Marine Corps has identified a need for a Combat Desert Jacket (CDJ) that will provide protection from the unique environmental nature of the desert.

Marine Corps Combat Woodland Jacket

The Combat Woodland Jacket (CWJ) is a woodland version of the combat desert jacket.

Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System

The Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System (MCWCS) is a Marine Corps specific cold weather layering system (CWLS), a replacement for the ECWCS.

APECS Parka

The All Purpose Environmental Clothing System (APECS) parka, together with APECS trousers, was developed to provide Marines with an all-purpose/all-season set of outershell garments that are lighter in weight, lower in bulk, have lower noise generation, are moisture vapor permeable and have an improved water repellency over the 2nd Generation ECWCS parka and trousers. The APECS also incorporates the Marine Pattern.

Marine Corps Fleece Pullover

The fleece pullover was developed to provide The Marine Corps with a multi-purpose, lightweight/low bulk, moisture transport, and insulation layer for the upper torso.The fleece pullover can be used during both garrison and field duties in cool to cold weather conditions.It can be worn under the camouflage utilities, used as a sleep shirt in the sleeping bag, and as an optional/additional insulation layer for the ECWCS.

APECS Trousers

The All Purpose Environmental Clothing System (APECS) trousers, together with APECS parka, were developed to provide Marines with an all-purpose/all-season set of outershell garments that are lighter in weight, lower in bulk, have lower noise generation, are moisture vapor permeable and have an improved water repellency over the 2nd Generation ECWCS parka and trousers. The APECS also incorporates the Marine Pattern.

Parka and Trousers (Marine Corps)

The 2nd generation parka and trousers incorporates features requested by Marines. Improvements over the original parka and trousers include a two-way entry pocket design, water channels to protect critical area from potential leakage, removal of the taffeta nylon lining to reduce cost, improved breathability, a roll and stow hood, and a Cordura nylon reinforcement of the elbow and knee areas to improve durability.

Extreme Cold Weather Booties

The ECW booties, together with the ECW parka and trousers, are designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.

Hardface Micro Fleece Cap

The hardface micro fleece cap is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved wind resistance, durability and water repellency when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will ultimately replace/phase out the current micro fleece caps.

Light Duty Flame Resistant Glove Insert

The light duty flame resistant glove insert is designed to be worn either alone or under a mitten or glove shell.

Happy Suit

The ECW parka and trouser overgarments and booties are designed for biouvac, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.The garments shall be lightweight and easily packed to a minimum volume to be carried among the variety of other mission essential gear.

Wind Pro Fleece Jacket

The windpro fleece jacket is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved wind resistance, breathabilty and water repellency when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will replace the current fleece jackets.

Lightweight Exposure Jacket

The lightweight exposure jacket, together with the lightweight exposure trousers, is designed for wind and rain protection in mountain conditions.

Lightweight Exposure Suit

The lightweight exposure jacket and trousers are designed for wind and rain protection in mountain conditions.

Extreme Cold Weather Mitten System

The Marine Corps has developed an Extreme Cold Weather Mitten System including a Mitten Shell with Removable Liner and Light Duty Flame Resistant Glove Insert, which will provide improved environmental protection over USMC's previous mitt, the insulated trigger finger mitt.

Extreme Cold Weather Parka

The ECW parka, together with the ECW trousers and booties, is designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.

Snow Camouflage Parka, Trousers and Pack Cover

The snow camouflage parka, trousers and pack cover are designed to be worn as over-garments when snow camouflage protection is required.

Lightweight Exposure Trousers

The lightweight exposure trousers, together with the lightweight exposure jacket, are designed for wind and rain protection in mountain conditions.

Extreme Cold Weather Loft Trousers

The ECW trousers, together with the ECW parka and booties, are designed for bivouc, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.

Flame Resistant Grid Fleece Underwear

The mid-weight FR grid fleece underwear is a flame resistant version of the polyester grid fleece underwear.It will provide improved moisture management, insulation and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments. In addition, it will provide Marines with FR protection when needed. The FR Grid Fleece can be worn as part of the Mountain Cold Weather Clothing System or Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG).

Grid Fleece Underwear

The mid-weight grid fleece underwear is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved moisture management, insulation and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will replace the current polypropylene underwear set, and fleece pullover.

Flame Resistant Silkweight Underwear

The FR next-to-skin underwear is a flame resistant version of the polyester silkweight underwear.It will provide improved moisture management and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments. In addition, it will provide Marines with FR protection when needed. The FR Silkweight Underwear can be worn as part of the Mountain Cold Weather Clothing System or Flame Resistant Organizational Gear (FROG).

Silkweight Underwear

The new next-to-skin underwear is intended for wear by male and female military personnel of the USMC in mountainous and cold weather environments.It will provide improved moisture management and comfort when worn in intermediate to cold weather environments.It will be part of the Mountain/Cold Weather Clothing System and will also replace the current lightweight CW underwear set.

Flame Resistant Organizational Gear

Due to the threat of burn injuries stemming from OIF/OEF, a USON was established that required burn protection for the hands and face/neck. After extensive testing, it was determined that in addition to providing base layer of flame/fire protection, an outer layer of protection is essential.

Balaclava with Face Guard

The FROG balaclava has a hinged face guard that allows wearer to expose face without having to remove helmet and balaclava. It is issued in light and mid weight materials for different seasons.

Enhanced Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble

The Enhanced Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble (EFRCE) consists of a blouse and trousers that make up a set. Although the EFRCE is similar to the current Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble, the design and fabrics used to construct the ensemble have been modified to increase durability.

Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble

The Flame Resistant Combat Ensemble is comprised of a high performance protective blouse and protective trousers that will provide the protection, safety and comfort features required by Flame Resistant Organizational Gear.

Inclement Weather Combat Shirt

The inclement weather combat shirt is a pullover shirt that will provide FR protection as well as protection from wind and water. It is designed to be worn over the combat shirt as a component of FROG.

Light Weight Long Sleeve Mock Turtle Neck Shirt

In addition to being FR, this shirt has a mock neck design for added protection and also contains an antimicrobial property along with moisture management (wicking) capabilities.

Marine Corps Cold Weather Contact Glove

The cold weather contact gloves allow Marines to conduct precise technical work such as operating computer and electronic equipment while protecting their hands from the cold weather combat environment.

Marine Corps Improved Glove Insert

Improved Glove Inserts are worn alone, or worn under the Light Duty Glove.

Marine Corps Light Duty Glove Insert

The Light Duty Glove Insert is a product improvement replacing the Improved Glove Insert.The intent is to eliminate the melt/drip hazard, which could occur with the old polyester/lycra insert, by changing to a cotton/lycra insert.

Marine Corps Improved Cold Weather Trigger Finger Mitten

The improved cold weather trigger finger mitten is light weight, reduced bulk, hydrophobic, quick drying, and designed with a trigger finger for weapon operation.The mitten is intended to be used in temperatures ranging from +10 to -25°F (-12 to -32°C). The mitten is compatible with the snow camouflage mitten shells and improved glove insert, and replaces the trigger finger mitten shells and inserts.

Marine Corps Close Quarters Battle Equipment

The Marine Corps Close Quarters Battle Equipment (CQBE) consists of the assault suit, assault vest system, individual assault kit, assault gas mask, assault breacher kit, and assault breacher torch kit.

Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment

Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment (FILBE) utilized by the United States Marine Corps is designed to allow Marines to carry equipment needed in support of combat operations. The load bearing erquipment system is modular in order to meet the unique needs of the warfighter. The system will maximize the ability to carry combat loads efficiently, minimize the burdens of weight, improve overall system compatibility and increase the combat effectiveness of the user.

Full Spectrum Battle Equipment

Full Spectrum Battle Equipment (FSBE) reduces the component weight, provides a single point of release mechanism, and has an integrated breathing and flotation system. FSBE replaces the Close Quarters Battle Equipment (CQBE) Assault Vest System (AVS).

Improved Load Bearing Equipment

The Improved Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE) is a load carrying system designed to provide a durable and lightweight means for the deployed Marine to transport individual combat clothing and equipment, and replace MOLLE.

Assault Vest System

The assault vest system (AVS) provides the individual Marine with ballistic protection and/or load bearing capabilities necessary for conducting close quarters battle (CQB) missions.

Assault Body Armor

The assault body armor component of the assault vest system (AVS) exceeds the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standards for Type IIIA and provides protection from multiple impacts of steel-jacketed 9mm, 123 gr. rounds traveling at 1445 fps and all lesser threats.

Assault Load Bearing Vest

The assault load bearing vest provides a means of carrying mission equipment that allows evenly distributing loads. The modular design allows use of different pouches in varying locations to adapt to different assigned tasks, weapons, equipment and left or right handed individuals. The vest may be worn over the assault body armor (ABA).

USMC Chest Rig

The USMC Chest Rig is a Marine Corps specific modified version of the U.S. Army's Tactical Assault Panel.

Corpsman Assault Pack

The Corpsman Assault Pack (CAP) is an improved design to replace the previously fielded MOLLE Medical Bag.

Corpsman Assault System

The Corpsman Assault System (CAS) is specifically intended to provide the Corpsman with a load carriage system that fully integrates with the USMC Pack and currently fielded body armor systems.

Marine Corps Grenadier Set

The Grenadier Set is a suite of three 40mm grenade pouches and one 40mm Grenade Multi-Round System (GMRS) to support the standard combat load for a Marine grenadier. The pouches are Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and are part of the Family of Individual Load Bearing Equipment.

USMC Pack System

The USMC pack system is specifically intended to provide the Marine with a load carriage system that fully integrates with currently fielded body armor systems.

Marine Corps Equipment Pouches

As a critical element of the Marine's individual load,the ILBE pouches provides a stable platform for thecarriage of equipment and supplies needed across thespectrum of individual and unit operations. The ILBEpouches are a series of robust, specialized pouchescapable of carrying the basic ammunition loadrequired to support and sustain the individual Marineduring combat operations.

Marine Corps Stuff Sack

After Action Reports from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom demonstrated a compelling need to provide a waterproof bag to protect personal gear from the elements, rain, sand, snow, and moisture. The Marine Corps Stuff Sack will provide Marines a better method of waterproofing and sorting their personal gear stored inside the ILBE packs.

USMC Sub-belt

The USMC sub-belt integrates with Family of Individual Load Bearing Equipment components without causing interference and allows individual equipment items to be securely attached via Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS).

Waterproofing Bag Insert

The purpose of the waterproofing bag insert/liner (WPI) is to keep clothing and equipment dry when the ILBE main/assault pack is exposed to prolonged rain or water submersion during field use.

Marine Corps Reversible Helmet Cover

The helmet cover is reversible (MARPAT woodland and desert camouflage pattern) and can be worn in both desert and woodland environments.

Marine Corps Lightweight Helmet

The Lightweight Helmet (LWH) replaces the PASGT helmet.The LWH provides protection in various operating environments from fragmentation and 9mm small arms projectiles.

Improved Modular Tactical Vest

The Improved Modular Tactical Vest (IMTV) provides a number of features that improve upon mission performance, user comfort, and improved load carrying capability when compared to the existing Modular Tactical Vest including: modified removable ballistic panel pattern to provide more acceptable body coverage and protection; improved ergonomics, mobility, and fit at the shoulders; improved cummerbund design; improved comfort utilizing a lumbar pad support; and increased PALS footprint for load carriage. The IMTV provides protection from conventional fragmenting munitions and multiple hits from 9mm handgun rounds. The IMTV protection is increased to protect vital organs against multiple hits from small arm rifles and indirect fire flechette when front, back, and side small arms protective inserts are worn.

Modular Tactical Vest

The Modular Tactical Vest (MTV) was developed due to combat operations highlighting the need for operational enhancements to the Outer Tactical Vest (OTV).The OTV, developed in the late 1990's, was not designed to carry heavy loads such as ammo pouches, radios, water carriers and accessories, so many troops either attached cumbersome pockets to the vest or wore an additional load-carrying layer.

Marine Corps Plate Carrier

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.

Scalable Plate Carrier

The Scalable Plate Carrier (SPC) is used as an additional ballistic vest, not to replace the Modular Tactical Vest (MTV), but to provide additional warfighting effectiveness by allowing greater maneuverability, agility, and mobility with reduced thermal stress in high elevations, thick vegetation, and tropical environments than that provided by the Outer Tactical Vest/MTV. The SPC offers the same level of ballistic protection as the MTV but reduces overall weight by reducing area coverage for fragmentation.

3 Season Sleep System

The 3 season sleep system (3S) is a single sleeping bag system that is lighter in weight and provides increased environmental protection for all environments except extreme cold weather.

Marine Pattern

In 2002, the Marine Corps developed a new pixelated camouflage pattern for use in utility uniforms.

TM 08744B-12&P: Operator's Care and Use Manual for Lightweight Helmet (LWH)

Technical manual 08744B-12&P covers the basic fitting and use instructions for the Marine Corps Lightweight Helmet.

MIL-DTL-32117: HELMET COVER, REVERSIBLE, MARPAT WOODLAND AND DESERT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE, MARINE CORPS

Detail specification MIL-DTL-32117 covers the requirements for the helmet covers that are worn over the Marine Corps Lightweight helmet, and the Personnel Armor Systems, Ground Troop (PASGT) helmet, and the Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH).

MIL-DTL-32157: PARKA, ALL-PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL, CAMOUFLAGE

Detail specification MIL-DTL-32157 covers the requirement for APECS parka and a detachable (optional) hood.

MIL-DTL-32158: TROUSERS, ALL-PURPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL, CAMOUFLAGE

Detail specification MIL-DTL-32158 covers the requirement for APECS trousers.

FQ/PD 06-35: FRAGMENTATION HELMET, LIGHTWEIGHT, USMC

Purchase description FQ/PD 06-35 covers the performance and verification requirements for the Lightweight Fragmentation Helmet.

PURCHASE DESCRIPTION: UNIFORM, ENHANCED FLAME RESISTANT COMBAT ENSEMBLE (EFRCE); MARINE CORPS

This purchase description covers the requirements for the Marine Corps enhanced flame resistant combat ensemble, blouse and trouser.

PURCHASE DESCRIPTION: FAMILY OF IMPROVED LOAD BEARING EQUIPMENT

This purchase description covers the Family of Improved Load Bearing Equipment utilized by the United States Marine Corps.

PURCHASE DESCRIPTION: INCLEMENT WEATHER COMBAT SHIRT (IWCS)

This purchase description covers the requirements for the Inclement Weather Combat Shirt (IWCS). The shirt is designed to provide flame resistance and inclement weather protection needed for wear in field and combat operations.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION: GLOVE INSERT, LIGHT DUTY, FLAME RESISTANT, U.S. MARINE CORPS

This performance specification covers the requirements for the Marine Corps Light Duty Flame Resistant Glove Insert which can be worn under a glove or mitten.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION: EXTREME COLD PARKA, TROUSER, AND BOOTIES; U.S. MARINE CORPS

This performance specificaiton covers the requirements for the Marine Corps snow extreme cold weather (ECW) parka and trouser overgarments and bootie for biouvac, rest and sentry activities in mountain conditions.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION: LIGHTWEIGHT EXPOSURE SUIT, U.S. MARINE CORPS

This performance specification covers the requirements for the Marine Corps lightweight exposure jacket and trousers.

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION: MITTEN WITH INSULATED REMOVABLE LINER, EXTREME COLD WEATHER (ECW), U.S. MARINE CORPS

This performance specification covers the requirements for the Marine Corps Extreme Cold Weather Mitten System with Insulated Removable Liner.