The Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS), when used in conjunction with the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert and the Enhanced Side Ballistic Insert, provides protection beyond National Institute of Justice Level IV ballistic protection. The SPCS provides a lightweight vest that weighs 5.85 pounds in size medium without ballistic plates, and 21.85 pounds in size medium with ballistic plates. The SPCS has adjustable shoulder and side straps to secure a proper fit. They keep the vest in place with minimal shifting during wear. An optional cummerbund system increases the system’s stability. Other features include padded shoulders, a 500 denier Cordura™ outer carrier and emergency cable release. It has a wrap-to-front design for a secure fit with easy donning, man-down drag strap, wire channel buttonholes and Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (MOLLE) webbing for securing mission-essential equipment.
The SPCS is compatible with the Soldier’s basic fighting load, allowing carriage of essential equipment including M-4/M-16 magazines, hydration system, squad radio, and comfortable, secure and balanced wear of a day pack or rucksack.
The SPCS is available in five sizes from X-small through X-large.