SPEAR BALCS ELCS Kits

Equipment Load Carrying System

The SPEAR Equipment Load Carrying System (ELCS) is divided into two basic categories of components, as follows:

  • a. Platform Components – Those items which pouches and accessories attach to (for example, Panel Set, Belt Assembly or H-Harness Assembly) , or which support the items which accept pouches (for example, Shoulder Pad Assembly).
  • b. Pouches / Accessories – Those items which are designed to attach to platform components and carry a specific item or items.

The design of the SPEAR ELCS is such to allow mission tailoring of not only the equipment to be carried but also the platform on which it is carried. This is accomplished by providing maximum modularity in both the pouch attachment method, and also the variety of available configurations of the platform components.

ELCS Basic Kits (Desert/Woodland)

The platform components allow the system to be configured in a traditional harness system, with equipment being carried on the belt, or configured in the style of load bearing vest, or in a combination of the two. The platform components feature easy adjustments at the shoulder (height), waist (girth) and chest (girth) and are a single size system.

Platform Components And Flotation Element Set

The individual pouch and accessory components are attached to the platform components utilizing’ the Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS). This system attaches items through the “inter-weaving” of webbing between the item to be attached and the platform to which it is being attached. This provides a strong, stable attachment system to ensure the attached item remains securely in place. Provision has also been made within the system to allow further customizing by providing ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) Adapter components. These items act as an interface piece allowing items with ALICE (All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment) attachment or select commercial attachment systems to be securely carried on the SPEAR ELCS.

The SPEAR ELCS is issued in four methods, as follows:

  • a. SPEAR ELCS, Basic Kit
  • b. SPEAR ELCS Accessory Kit, M-203 Option
  • c. SPEAR ELCS Accessory Kit, Navy Option
  • d. By individual MCNs ordering individual components.

 

Basic Kit

Basic Kit Pouches
Name MCN (Woodland) MCN (Desert) Qty per set
Basic Kit 8465-01-F01-0311 8465-01-F01-0439
Storage Organization Device 8456-01-F01-0332 8465-01-F01-0455 1 ea.
Load Bearing Panel (Left & Right) 8465-01-F01-0326 8465-01-F01-0440 1 set
H-Harness Assembly 8465-01-F01-0327 8465-01-F01-0441 1 set
Shoulder Pad Assembly 8465-01-F01-0328 8465-01-F01-0442 1 set
Flotation Element Set (Left, Right & Rear) 8465-01-F01-0331 8465-01-F01-0454 1 set
Belt with Buckle 8465-01-F01-0329 8465-01-F01-0443 1 ea.
Single 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9496 8465-01-F01-0450 3 ea.
Double 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9086 8465-01-F01-0449 3 ea.
Triple 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch
with Frag & Multi-Purpose Grenade Pockets, Right
8465-01-F01-0315 8465-01-F01-0444 1 ea.
Triple 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch
with Frag & Multi-Purpose Grenade Pockets, Left
8465-01-F01-0317 8465-01-F01-0445 1 ea.
100rd M-60/SAW Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9091 8465-01-F01-0451 2 ea.
1qt Canteen Cover 8465-01-F01-0319 8465-01-F01-0446 2 ea.
2qt Canteen Cover 8465-01-F01-0330 8465-01-F01-0453 2 ea.
General Purpose Pouch (Large GP Pouch) 8465-01-F01-0320 8465-01-F01-0447 2 ea.
First Aid/Compass Pouch (Small GP Pouch) 8465-01-F01-0324 8465-01-F01-0452 2 ea.
ALICE Adaptor 8465-01-F01-0323 8465-01-F01-0448 2 ea.

 

Accessory Kit, M-203 Option

Name MCN (Woodland) MCN (Desert) Qty per set
M-203 Option Kit 8465-01-F01-0333 8465-01-F01-0460
Single 40mm Illumination Round Pouch 8465-01-F01-0313 8465-01-F01-0461 4 ea.
Single 40mm High Explosive Round Pouch 8465-01-A12-9490 8465-01-F01-0462 4 ea.
Double 40mm High Explosive Round Pouch 8465-01-A12-9083 8465-01-F01-0463 2 ea.
Quad 40mm High Explosive Round Pouch 8465-01-F01-0335 8465-01-F01-0464 4 ea.

 

Accessory Kit, Navy Option

Triple 20rd M-14 Ammo Pouch

Triple 20rd M-14 Ammo Pouch

Triple 30rd MP-5 Ammo Pouch

Triple 30rd MP-5 Ammo Pouch
Name MCN (Woodland) MCN (Desert) Qty per set
Navy Option Kit 8465-01-F01-0334 8465-01-F01-0456
Triple 20rd M-14 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-F01-0318 8465-01-F01-0457 2 ea.
Triple 30rd MP-5 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-F01-0321 8465-01-F01-0458 2 ea.
100rd M-60/SAW Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9091 8465-01-F01-0451 2 ea.

 

Optional Pouches

200rd M-249 Ammo Pouch

200rd M-249 Ammo Pouch
Name MCN (Woodland) MCN (Desert)
Triple 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch
with Frag Grenade Pocket
8465-01-F01-0314 (acquired)
Triple 30rd M-4 Ammo Pouch
with Frag Grenade & Strobe Light Pockets
8465-01-F01-0316 (acquired)
Single 20rd M-4 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-112-9496 (acquired)
200rd M-249 Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9087 (acquired)
5rd Shotgun Ammo Pouch 8465-01-A12-9089 (acquired)
Multi Purpose Grenade Pouch 8465-01-F01-0312 (acquired)
Smoke Grenade Pouch 8465-01-F01-0325 (acquired)
Single 9mm Mag Pouch 8465-01-A12-9499 (acquired)
Medical Pouch 8465-01-F01-0336 (acquired)