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.
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 FR materials for different seasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.