TITLE

ARMY MOVES FORWARD WITH PLATE CARRIER VEST

AUTHOR(S)
Dawson, Debi
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Infantry;Aug-Dec2009, Vol. 98 Issue 4, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the decision of the U.S. Army to offer a plate carrier vest to provide soldiers more lightweight gear in the challenging terrains of Afghanistan. A U.S. Army contractor was awarded an 18.6-million-U.S. dollar contract for 57,000 plate carriers to be delivered in December 2009 after testing and for complete delivery by March 2010. The Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier has reportedly worked closely with various U.S. Army institutions to assess the performance of the plate carriers.
ACCESSION #
48874647

 

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