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Encyclopedia > Modular Tactical Vest
Marines test the MTV while running an obstacle course at MCB Hawaii.
Marines test the MTV while running an obstacle course at MCB Hawaii.

The Modular Tactical Vest (MTV) is the newest body armor adopted by the United States Marine Corps. The MTV is intended as an interim solution to address the shortcomings realized in the current, decade-old Interceptor body armor until newer, more advanced protection technologies become available. As such, it provides similar protection levels to the Interceptor system, using the same Small Arms Protective Insert (SAPI) plates. The MTV weighs one more pound than an Interceptor with side SAPI plates, but is designed to more effectively distribute its weight throughout the wearer's torso. Additionally, it includes the following features: Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), formerly Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station (KMCAS), is a U.S. Marine Corps base facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward Oahu in the City & County of Honolulu. ... Man in body armor A bullet-proof vest also known as body armour is an article of protective clothing that works as a form of armor to minimize injury from projectiles fired from handguns, shotguns and rifles. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces to global crises. ... Interceptor body armor in woodland camouflage with groin and neck protector. ...

  • Quick-release system to remove the vest in emergencies.
  • Greater coverage of the lower back, side torso, and shoulders.
  • Integrated side SAPI pouches.
  • Integrated channels for communications wiring.
  • Rifle bolster to assist in seating the wearer's rifle.
  • Improved closure system.
  • Same modular PALS webbing as the Interceptor.

The Marine Corps has awarded a $33 million contract to Protective Products International to produce 60,000 vests, and hopes to begin fielding them by February 2007. February is the second month of the calendar year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD (or CE) era. ...


See also

United States Marine Corps Portal

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References

  • Program Manager, Infantry Equipment Combat Equipment. Modular Tactical Vest. Combat Equipment Support Systems, Marine Corps Systems Command, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.
  • Jeff Schogol. "Marines downrange to get new body armor in ’07", Stars & Stripes, October 22, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Selects Protective Products International (PPI) For Prestigious Contract. PoliceOne.com (November 2, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-08.
  • Systems Command improves Marines’ combat effectiveness with new Modular Tactical Vest. Marine Corps News. United States Marine Corps (November 20, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-08.

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External links

  • LCpl Ryan C. Heise (August 2006). Marines put Modular Tactical Vest to the test (PDF). United States Marine Corps. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.
  • Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment (PMICE) website. Retrieved on 2006-12-08.

 
 

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