The USMC Chest Rig was developed from an Urgent Statement of Need (USON) that required a capability to rapidly transition the Marine’s combat load between different levels of body armor protection in response to changing threat levels.
The USMC Chest Rig incorporates external pouches for six M16/M4 magazines and two accessory equipment or pyrotechnics and three internal pouches. It can be worn stand-alone or with the fielded body armor systems.
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USMC Chest Rig
Assign Date: 2010-01-21
Item provided by G.I.’s friend.