Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.


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Two high-resolution images of the new woodland and desert/tundra combat uniforms.


 

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The real problem is that the new uniform have inner knee/elbow pads pockets design, so it wouldn't need to wear external knee/elbow pads.

So the main issue would be why they didn't issue the inner knee/elbow pads along with the other equipment.

The inner pads are made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), a soft and light-weight
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, which provides basic protection only. For situations that call for added protection, hard external pads are worn on the outside, often in conjunction with inner EVA pads.
 

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