Marine Armor Protective Enhancement System (APES)

The U.S. Marine Corps adopted a similar system called Armor Protection Enhancement System (APES) around 2004-2005. This one was really uncomfortable and didn’t offer a really good protection. The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Design, Housing and Merchandizing Department led by D.H. Branson developed a full protection system that covers both arms and legs called Quadgard that quickly replaced the APES made by Point Blank Body Armor.

Source: Wikipedia

Stock Number Reference:

Armor, Protection Enhancement System

NSN: 8470-01-521-6682

Assign Date: 2004-02-29




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