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Personal protective equipment, Army and Marine Corps are pursuing efforts to reduce the weight of items worn or carried in combat : report to congressional committees.

Author: United States. Government Accountability Office,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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Army and Marine Corps ground combat personnel have long worn a variety of PPE such as vests, armor, and helmets to help protect them from operational risks. The two services have documented the advanced protection capabilities of current PPE systems, but identified that the armor contributes to the total load burden—or cumulative weight of items typically worn or carried. In addition to PPE, personnel typically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online resources
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Government Accountability Office,
OCLC Number: 986229450
Notes: "GAO-17-431."
"May 2017."
Description: 1 online resource (ii, 21 pages) : color illustrations
Other Titles: Army and Marine Corps are pursuing efforts to reduce the weight of items worn or carried in combat

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Army and Marine Corps ground combat personnel have long worn a variety of PPE such as vests, armor, and helmets to help protect them from operational risks. The two services have documented the advanced protection capabilities of current PPE systems, but identified that the armor contributes to the total load burden—or cumulative weight of items typically worn or carried. In addition to PPE, personnel typically carry food, water, ammunition, communications equipment, and other items. This report describes (1) the current operational requirements associated with PPE, and how those requirements contribute to the total load burden on Soldiers and Marines in combat environments; and (2) the coordination between the Army and the Marine Corps regarding efforts to reduce the weight of PPE and the total load burden on personnel.

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