Tuesday, December 4, 2012

First Female Specific IOTV Deploying to Afghanistan

The 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division will have some of the first soldiers in a Female Engagement team to wear an Improved Outer Tactical Vest design specifically for the female form. The new female Gen III IOTV have a smaller fit for women and is designed to better accommodate the curvature of the female body for best comfort and range of motion. 

Clearly the key focus of the new design is better protection by covering the most pertinent areas susceptible to life threatening injuries. The new tactical vests have been long in the making as the U.S. Army addresses many improvements to uniforms and other equipment generally manufactured to meet the needs of male soldiers. Read the full details on the release of the new GEN III Female IOTV at

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