Analyzed test conditions PT: Pre-tensioner, LL: Load limiter Test ID Abbreviation Side IOTV
Cear TD1403 5pt_base Driver N N TD1404 5pt_iotv Driver Y N TD1405 3pt_base Driver N N TD1407 5pt_sawgunner Passenger Y SAW Gunner TD1408 3pt_sawgunner Passenger Y SAW Gunner TD1409 5pt_sawgunner_ptll Passenger Y SAW Gunner TD1417 3pt_iotv_ptll Driver Y N TD1418 5pt_iotv_ptll Driver Y N
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is designed to be compatible with a number of equipment pieces, including Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment, hard and soft body armour inserts, and the Tactical Assault Panel.
"A mounted soldier in a turret has the option to utilize all accessories such as deltoid, front, and back protectors for maximum protection, while a dismounted soldier in the mountains can strip the IOTV
down to the base vest, removing the side pouch, side plates, and accessory pieces, slimming the IOTV
down to a trim 9.86 pounds," Fournier said.
It provides ballistic protection equal to or greater than that of the IOTV
in a stand-alone capacity, while reducing the Soldier's load, enhancing comfort, and optimizing mobility and maneuverability.
In mid-2007 the army began fielding the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV
) to soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Army will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV
) to Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq soon.
is planned with 10 percent less weight than the earlier armor system and is built to help troops remain agile, said Eric Gavelda, director of warfighter protection at BAE.
) (or other vest), they can be carried on the warfighter's
OUTER TACTICAL VEST (IOTV
) ARE COMPONENTS OF THE FINEST BOPy ARMOR EVER MAPE.
In its continuous efforts to reduce the load Soldiers carry, PEO Soldier removed any unnecessary feature from the IOTV
to reduce weight.
is a lot more comfortable because of the mesh lining inside," said Sgt.