Country of Origin: United Kingdom
This outstanding assault vest in the classic Desert DPM pattern was issued as an alternative for the PLCE system, intentionally designed for close quarter combat or mechanized warriors in confined spaces. With easy front access and a lot of adjustable options, the compact package is engineered to work in even the most cramped of conditions. The desert DPM pattern proved to be quite effective in arid conditions, and saw a fair bit of service through both Gulf Wars, and the War in Afghanistan. As a testament to the effectiveness of this pattern, it continues to be used to this day around the world in different variations, particularly among local armies operating in the Savannah of sub-Saharan Africa.
This vest also uniquely saw use for various Airborne, and Special Forces units fighting in confined quarters, a welcome alternative to the baggier PLCE webbing system and a great compliment as a heavier duty "battle rattle" in contrast to basic chest rigs. It looks like the Brits definitely took a few cues from the South Africans when these were first issued!
- 2x Triple SA80 (223/5.56mm) pouches
- 1x Canteen Pouch
- 2x Small Chest Utility Pouches
- 3x Large Utility Pouches
- 2x Zippered Internal Compartments w/ Hidden Pistol Holster Pouch
- Shoulder clip on fastex buckles for attaching PLCE accesories (ie. Camelbaks and Utility Bags)
- Fully adjustable straps at front and back
- Mesh backing for heat management
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