* NOTE: You may continue to use SPECS, SWDG
, and BLPS for laser eye protection.
Since the mid-1990s, the Army and the Marine Corps have used a combination of ballistic/laser protective spectacles (BLPSs), special protective eyewear, cylindrical system (SPECS), and sun, wind, and dust goggles (SWDGs
) to shield troops from eye injury.
The only exceptions are the green or brown laser-protective lenses that fit the SWDG, BLPS and SPECS.
Sun, wind and dust goggles (SWDG) are worn both by soldiers who need prescription eyeglasses and by those who don't.
Sun, wind and dust goggles (SWDG) date back to the 1950s.
The SWDG kit comes with two single piece ballistic lenses, one clear (Type 3) and one gray (Type 4 sunglass).
Until recently, your choice of combat eyewear was limited to the old veterans: SWDG, BLPS and SPECS.
* These are commercial substitutes for the non-laser SWDG, BLPS and SPECS.
* The components of the SWDG, BLPS and SPECS are not interchangeable with components of the new generation of combat eyewear.
Sun, wind and dust goggles NSN Item 8465-01- SWDG kit with Type 3 and 4 lenses.
* These are commercial substitutes for the non-laser SWDG. None of them protects your eyes from lasers.
* The components of the SWDG and the new goggles are not interchangeable.