31 Oct '17, 10pm

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FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Soldiers with the 71st Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and 10th Chemical Hazardous Response Company participated in the final round of field-testing for the Army's new body armor, the Modular Scalable Vest, known as MSV, during a weeklong series of evaluated tasks conducted here Oct. 16-20. According to the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center's website, the MSV is part of the Soldier Protection System and is the Army's next generation Personal Protective Equipment system. The SPS is a modular, scalable, tailorable system designed to defeat current threats at a reduced weight in comparison to the Army's existing PPE. Stephen McNair, test manager for Project Manager Soldier Protection Individual Equipment, a division of Program Executive Officer Soldier at Fort Belvoir, was on-site to observe as Soldiers conducted an obstacle course, weapo...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/196186

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