South American fighter now, according to the command of the U.S. Armed Forces, more prepared and has the best outfit in the history of the country, and the army itself — the most powerful in the world. The soldier is generally regarded as a "weapons system" and his personal battle gear attached special importance. At the current time it is composed of small personal and cool guns, body armor, helmets with night vision goggles, radio talks, a set of NBC protection, camouflage uniforms, shoe, knee pads and elbow pads, waterproof suit, modular equipment, sleeping bag and personal soldering, finished for consumption.
Private small gun fighter — 5.56 mm M4 carbine. It is a compact assault rifle M16A2 variant with four-position retractable buttstock. Carbine length 75,7 cm, 30-round magazine capacity.
M9 bayonet on the rifle series Ml6 used as a bayonet, as well as a cool hand gun and versatile knife (complete with scabbard provides cutting the wires, can be used as a saw blade).
Body armor provides effective protection from bullets and small fragments. It consists of a Kevlar vest with detachable neck and groin protection, also from removable titanium plates. Without their body armor protects against 9mm pistol bullets, and if available — from 7.62 mm rifle. Weight vest — 7.48 kg.
Helmet (PASGT) provides head protection. It is made of Kevlar-23 multilayer using oxybenzene / PVB-resin. Available in 5 sizes. With all this weight regardless of its size can range from 1.45 to 1.89 kg. The kit comes in the color of cloth cover worn uniforms.
Night vision goggles AN/PVS-7 mounted on a helmet and used while traveling, driving or performing maintenance on equipment, criteria for low light conditions. With them you can find a person under the stars at a distance of up to 150, and in the moonlight (quarter-strength) — up to 350 m Weight 0.68 kg points.
Intercom system allows communication between the military platoon, who are on-site, at a distance of up to 700 meters The squad has the ability to lead the radio with all subordinates directly on a dedicated channel. The kit device includes: a transceiver, a rechargeable power supply, headphones and microphone. Weight 0.64 kg.
South American outfit includes a set of fighter protection against weapons of mass destruction. It comes mask M40, which purifies contaminated air through the outer filter box (as required may be installed on both the left and right side of the mask). Weight: 1.3 kg. In addition, it includes an easy-arms full protective suit. (JSLIST), one for the U.S. Armed Forces. It is designed to protect against the damaging causes of chemical and biological weapons. JSLIST includes a filter suit (jacket and pants) worn over the field form, protective boots and gloves. Weight of about 3 kg.
Four-field uniforms, camouflaged under a wooded area. It is used during combat operations in the temperate climate zone. In set Admission is free to unbutton his jacket collar, chest and side pockets with flaps, and pants with 4 standard pockets (two internal and expensive) with the valves. Uniforms are made of a special fabric that contains up to 50 percent. cotton. For the criterion of desert and semi-desert camouflage is available in the livery which is dominated by yellow and beige colors. Shoulder straps on the field variant uniforms are not provided, insignia, made in muted colors, are located on the collar of the jacket: on the right side — pointing to the rank on the left — a defining affiliation to a particular service or type of armament. Emblem (symbol identification) of either side is placed on the top of the left sleeve.
Shoes with ankle boots are made from the highest myagenkoy leather water-repellent. In addition, their design also provides water resistance. Military personnel serving in areas with a temperate climate, with a greenish form of shoes are dark in color, and in the criteria of the desert — beige.
Waterproof suit (IRS) includes a cape and camouflage pants made of a membrane fabric with water-repellent. Also foreseen fastening zip up hood. On the pants have a zipper, allowing to put on and take them not Outland. Weight 1.31 kg of a suit. Right breast capes attached plastic nameplate soldier.
Elbow pads and knee pads provide protection for the respective parts of the body when moving the soldier crawling across the rocky terrain. They are a shell of high-cellophane dark, swiftly fastened on belts of camouflage fabric, hemmed polyester lining, between which are placed three-segment foam pillows from cellophane. Weight these pieces of equipment 0.82 kg.
The modular tactical combat and cargo equipment (MOLLE) consists of a patrol, raid and backpacks, tactical and combat vest with interchangeabl
e quick-pouches to store small personal guns, hand grenades and other pieces of equipment. The lap belt strengthens himself vest and patrol pack. As required by the latter can be rapidly released. All items of equipment MOLLE (total weight of 7.66 kg) made of light strong camouflage fabric.
Modular sleeping bag (MSBS) is made on the principle of "one another": insulated version is inserted in the so-called "patrol" teplopogodny, with the result that ensures effective protection from the cold. Also complemented by a set of insulating mat. For storing or carrying a bag packing. The total mass of 4.77 kg.
Food ration (MRE) — the military version of the standard, ready-to-eat (contains about 1,300 calories). Shelf life, guaranteeing 100 percent. safety — 6 months (80 percent. — up to 3 years). Available in the 80's ration in 1993 was incorporated 70 new components. Immediately less than 14 of favorite dishes were removed from the range. But their number has increased (for example, add four vegetarian). Weight personal soldering 0.73 kg.
Personal combat equipment fighter of the U.S. Army:
1. Helmet with night vision goggles
2. Combat tactical gear
3. Bulletproof vest
7. Microphone intercom
8. Cargo Equipment
9. Aqua like "Camelback"
12. Shoes (with the highest tibia)
Personal combat equipment is constantly being finalized, and every three years considered the wishes of brigade-level commanders of the Army for its amendment and improvement based on the experience battle and operational training. First, take into account the results of the introduction of troops in conflicts in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. At the current time, that is, undergoing field tests in different teams NE two new variants of helmets, three — shoe, three — field uniforms, bullet-proof vest, socks and gloves, modular tactical combat and cargo gear, warm underwear, knee pads and elbow pads, knitted woolen hats, aqua, all-purpose tool, as a monocular night vision device, machine gun optical sight, laser pointer to point of aim, optoelectronic sights, sun, wind-proof and dust-proof goggles. Tests also passes improved combat helmet, which is used Special Operations Command, the modular built-connected (MICH) with integrated transceiver, a microphone and a telephone, such as a helmet to the head screen.
Every three or four years fighting brigade-level units of U.S. Army get a new outfit, and after five to seven years, it is replaced or upgraded.