Soldier Plate Carrier System

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Soldier Plate Carrier System in MultiCam

The Soldier Plate Carrier System or SPCS is a lightweight ballistic vest developed for the U.S. Army as an alternative to the Improved Outer Tactical Vest.

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It was first issued to the 10th Mountain and 101st Airborne Divisions and has started to be issued to soldiers in theater.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

The SPCS is a lightweight vest featuring adjustable shoulder and side straps to ensure a proper fit and to keep the vest in place with minimal shifting during wear. Other features include padded shoulders, cable release, 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 M4/M16 magazines, a hydration system, squad radio, and night vision equipment, as well as comfortable, secure, and balanced wear of a day pack or rucksack.

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