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US Army moves to new protection kits

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The US Army began the transition to new body armor, having a smaller mass with a larger area of ​​protection. On the beginning of equipping the US armed forces with lightweight protection kits writes "Warspot" with a link to the breakingdefense.com portal.


US Army moves to new protection kits


According to the publication, the new protective equipment developed in the program Soldier Protection System (SPS) and has more modules, increased protection area and a smaller mass compared to the body armor used by the US army at the present time. The new set includes: an armored jacket that protects not only the torso and back, but also the neck and arms to the elbow, new “armored vehicles” that protect the groin and the inner part of the thighs (do not constrain movements), and ballistic helmets of the new generation.



It is reported that a significant reduction in weight (by 26%) of the kit without reducing the degree of protection was achieved by replacing Kevlar with a special plastic (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) and using new ceramic armor plates. The new body armor weighs only 10 a kilogram and is modular: at will, servicemen can remove or add new elements of armor.
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  1. AlexanderVP
    AlexanderVP 6 November 2018 15: 03
    +2
    And in a place with the US Army the troops of special operations of the Russian Federation are moving to the same new form :)))

    And a mass of 10 kg is smart.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 6 November 2018 16: 03
      +1
      Quote: AlexanderVP
      And a mass of 10 kg is smart.

      I suspect that this is a "bare" kit with a minimum level of protection.
      1. AlexanderVP
        AlexanderVP 6 November 2018 18: 20
        +7
        Quote: Gray Brother
        I suspect that this is a "bare" kit with a minimum level of protection.

        Thoracic / dorsal armor panel ESAP = 2.3 kg;
        Side armor panel ESBI = 0.45 kg;
        Thoracic / dorsal armor panel XSAPI = 2.5 kg;
        Side armor panel XSBI = 0.9 kg;
        Bulletproof vest MSV GEN II = 3.5 kg;
        Ballistic shirt BCS = 1.34 kg;
        Armored vehicles BPP = 0.7 kg;
        Belt B3 = 0.77 kg;
        Helmet ihps = 1.7 kg;
        Ballistic points = 300 grams, probably.

        Well, in the most protected version it will weigh about 16-17 kg. All the same smartly;)
        Data from here https://asc.army.mil/web/portfolio-item/soldier-protection-system-sps/
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother 6 November 2018 18: 36
          -4
          Quote: AlexanderVP
          Well, in the most protected version it will weigh about 16-17 kg.

          Sleeves are not offhand. - another three kilos. Armored vehicles are not needed - if hit, you can become a woman, it would be better if you made an apron.
          1. AlexanderVP
            AlexanderVP 6 November 2018 18: 36
            +1
            I already threw the shoulders, and 3 kg for them is too much, a maximum of 1.5 kg.
            1. Gray brother
              Gray brother 6 November 2018 18: 59
              -1
              Quote: AlexanderVP
              I already threw the shoulders, and 3 kg for them is too much, a maximum of 1.5 kg.

              Do you call the sleeves shoulder pads? The material in each of them looks like a "shirt", and since it weighs 1,5 kg ...
              1. AlexanderVP
                AlexanderVP 6 November 2018 19: 01
                +1
                There are no "sleeves" in the kit, there are shoulder pads.
                1. Gray brother
                  Gray brother 6 November 2018 19: 03
                  -1
                  Quote: AlexanderVP
                  There are no "sleeves" in the kit, there are shoulder pads.

                  There is a photo above, one sleeve is unfastened there.
                  1. AlexanderVP
                    AlexanderVP 6 November 2018 19: 07
                    0
                    Nothing is unfastened there :). Simply ironed sleeves from a BCS ballistic shirt. One in profile, the other full-face :)))
                    1. Gray brother
                      Gray brother 6 November 2018 19: 11
                      -1
                      Quote: AlexanderVP

                      Nothing is unfastened there :).

                      Really. And where are the shoulders? And the navel belt buckle is protected.
                      I don’t understand anything in modern fashion. recourse
          2. Mih1974
            Mih1974 8 November 2018 14: 37
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            Brone panties can save not "castration", but what is much more important from damage to the femoral arteries passing near the penis and, in general, the groin area is very "bleeding" so to speak. And if they save at least 10% of minor wounds, then bread.
            But you're right, everything goes to

            repeat
  2. neri73-r
    neri73-r 6 November 2018 15: 15
    -9
    The US Army began the transition to new body armor, which has a lower mass with a larger area of ​​protection.


    Will not help!
  3. Berber
    Berber 6 November 2018 15: 25
    +4
    We applaud the probable enemy. Somewhere military, scientific thought, they still have how it works. And to us, the next information for consideration.
    And yet the question is - how many are on the rollbacks? laughing
    1. Ezekiel 25-17
      Ezekiel 25-17 6 November 2018 15: 33
      +1
      In the United States, kickbacks are higher than in our mother Russia. Somewhere, as an example, I came across a coffee mug for 800 with something dollars ..
      1. Berber
        Berber 6 November 2018 16: 22
        0
        Someone specifically denied us. I wonder for what? If only they would unsubscribe.
        1. Guru
          Guru 6 November 2018 16: 34
          0
          Duck look - there are half of the posts with minuses laughing Well, how can one not sin on bots.
  4. Alexez
    Alexez 6 November 2018 15: 28
    -12
    They will need armored tanks ... and also armored pampers - probably already in development!
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 6 November 2018 17: 14
      +8
      Under mortar fire, the word "armored troopers" will cease to seem ridiculous to you .. unless of course you altruistically do not want to reproduce offspring ..
      1. Alexez
        Alexez 7 November 2018 14: 28
        -1
        As I understand it, have you already tested this handicraft of the American military-industrial complex under mortar fire? ... IMHO, you still need to drown before shelling and rub these cowards all that is in them very quickly, and most likely they will be paired there. And, excuse me to scowl, not to mention a more serious management of need, not even in the field and it’s scary to think. A simple apron solves these problems much easier, cheaper and better!
        1. KVU-NSVD
          KVU-NSVD 7 November 2018 17: 09
          0
          No - I did not test this craft and I don’t want anyone to test these things on myself. But before my eyes, the company came under 82 enemy, even difficult to wish. About the aprons, tell the guys who ... well, etc.
  5. Lord_Bran
    Lord_Bran 6 November 2018 15: 31
    0
    An armored shirt? Seriously? They decided to wear a burgundy? It's just that if she is from Kevlar, then they all die from heat stroke.
  6. Guru
    Guru 6 November 2018 15: 57
    -9
    new "armored belts" that provide protection for the groin and inner thighs (do not restrict movement),
    And with built-in diapers, they’ll need them sooo laughing
    1. fan_
      fan_ 6 November 2018 16: 14
      -4
      Here is just in the next article about the Yarygin pistol which pierces bulletproof vests. They didn’t specify the truth which ones, but the Pind tochnik for departure! But
      that's not for sure! lol
  7. bogart047
    bogart047 6 November 2018 16: 15
    +1
    a good incentive to raise their production of such uniforms. Mattress has extensive experience of local wars and a large statistical sample of injuries.
  8. spec.78
    spec.78 6 November 2018 16: 34
    +2
    It would be interesting to try at the shooting range. Somehow we were shown what happens with a conventional combined-arms body armor when hit from the AKS-74 from different distances. From 150 meters, the bulletproof vest withstood, but the plywood of the target shield went cracked. There is not a word about armor injury in the article, and armored trunks and armored pampers can be done for a short time, something similar has long been used in helicopter pilots. True, judging by the reviews, you don’t run around in such a bronic for a long time, you’ll erase everything smile
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 7 November 2018 19: 39
      -1
      Quote: spec.78
      In the article, not a word about pre-injury injury,

      and what to write about her?
      All according to their standards. Permissible deflection and so on.
      Here it must be said that the Russian requirements in this matter are more stringent and, accordingly, more humane, for those who wear bronik.
      1. Mih1974
        Mih1974 8 November 2018 14: 46
        0
        What kind of protection is it for pisyuns, look at the picture carefully !!! - the protection is designed only for lacerated wounds, that is, only against small fragments, there is no question of any protection against a bullet. For as you rightly said, the damage to the armor will be greater than penetration !! negative Someone will say "well, how can it be that a bruise is worse than a bullet wound with bleeding," but like this, there will be bleeding and what is worse internally (the external is easier to stop and remove the consequences), moreover, a high-energy bullet cannot be stopped and there will be a wound and a huge armor impact. ((
        I'll try to assume that the "armored troopers" are an attempt to save lives (and not pay insurance) when a mine (small) or close to mortar (the same small) is blown up. I suspect that a lot of dying is not so much due to the separation of the limb (you can have time to apply a tourniquet) but because of multiple minor injuries just in the groin area.
    2. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 7 November 2018 19: 42
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      Quote: spec.78
      armored trunks and armored ampersons do not last long; helicopter pilots have been using something similar for a long time. True, judging by the reviews, you don’t run around in such a bronic for a long time, you’ll erase everything

      Yes, they already had whole armored shorts, but didn’t go in the troops - it’s hot and uncomfortable in them
      perhaps this design will be better, but it is doubtful if it will be removed / put on faster
  9. NF68
    NF68 6 November 2018 16: 46
    -9
    The Americans, just in case, did not forget about diapers for their brave warriors.
  10. polar fox
    polar fox 6 November 2018 17: 56
    -1
    there is nothing new ... in the DPR they’ve been using this for quite some time. Our Warrior also has something like that. polyethylene sheets ... so you can buy them freely from us ... they’ll put a cap on them ... they’re kind of a military site, but comments ... holidays?
  11. dinis
    dinis 7 November 2018 14: 08
    -1
    Of course it’s good that a person protects a helmet, I think the necessary thing. In Russia, your helmet will be the same.
  12. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 7 November 2018 14: 09
    0
    Developments worthy of respect. It's good that our Armed Forces have finally reached this point ... we are waiting for the next "Warrior"
  13. Elephant
    Elephant 7 November 2018 14: 10
    0
    The equipment is really impressive, everything is thought out to the smallest detail and the coloring is spectacular. And our shoes are black?
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 8 November 2018 14: 50
      0
      Yes, yes, this form will suit them very much in winter)) on the white snow, mm when did I "see" something like that? I remembered - 42 years old, when African "Romelev" tanks were driven to us)) looked gorgeous laughing laughing
  14. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 7 November 2018 14: 52
    0
    The Yankee's uniform is really comfortable, this cannot be taken away. Well, the means of protection ... Here it is necessary to check, but I strongly doubt that the "armor protection weighs only 10 kilograms" will be very effective.

    If the Sumerians appear, we can check))
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 7 November 2018 19: 50
      -1
      Quote: General of the Sand Quarries
      but I strongly doubt that "armor protection weighs only 10 kilograms" will be very effective.

      it is looking at the protection against which it is designed
      armored shirt
      "armored troopers"
      and ballistic helmets of the new generation
      - anti-flicker protection, bullets on a strong fly
      armor plates for bronik are modular, depending on the class they will weigh differently
      definitely in one of the configurations the box weigh 10 kg, and also more than 10 and less.
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 7 November 2018 20: 13
        0
        Yes, I agree, modularity implies a variety of options, for different tasks, and the weight of the armor will be different)