BAE Systems picked up a pair of deals worth more than $22 million to make Modular Lightweight Load Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) for the U.S. Army.
According to BAE Systems, “MOLLE is a fully integrated, modular load carrying system that includes vests, backpacks or ‘rucksacks’ as they’re often called, pockets, pouches and hydration systems, all of which are configurable for specific mission requirements. The TAP features an apron-like panel, which attaches to the front and sides of a variety of vests, providing soldiers with additional equipment carrying options, as well as the ability to quickly release equipment in emergency situations.”
The deals are worth $17.9 million and $4.2 million, respectively.
“MOLLE provides troops with a completely tailorable and modular system of rucks, pockets and pouches which are designed to improve readiness and efficiency, ” said Greg Kraak, director of U.S. Military Programs for BAE Systems’ Personnel Protection Systems business. “Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will do so wearing the new Operation Enduring Freedom camouflage pattern (OCP). Also known as MultiCam, OCP provides soldiers with the ability to better conceal themselves in various environments, seasons, elevations and light conditions, aiding in their mission effectiveness and survivability.”