The BCS provides ballistic fragmentation protection to the upper arms and shoulders and is worn under the Modular Scalable Vest (MSV). The BCS consists of a shirt with flame resistant sleeves, yoke, collar and deltoid ballistic protection. It also has a foam elbow pad covered with flame resistant fabric.
The non-ballistic materials used in the construction of the BCS are equal to those used in the construction of the ACS and provide the same capability (flame resistance, no melt – no drip, and moisture wicking).
There are five standard unisex and five standard female sizes. The Female BCS (FBCS), developed specifically for the female, includes a flared sweep design at the waist and hips that prevents the shirt from riding up, as well as shorter arm lengths. A cut-out in the ballistic collar allows for a hair bun, preventing interference between the collar and various female hairstyles.
Source: Program Executive Office Soldier
BCS is a part of Soldier Protection System (SPS)
Stock Number Reference:
Ballistic Combat Shirt
Assign Date: 2015-06-03
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