Provide a human-centric load carriage and soldier clothing and equipment system to improve interoperability, multi-functionality and adaptability in all conditions. The system will offer increased capability and mobility, be mission configurable, modular and customizable to increase soldier comfort, and reduce "perceived" weight.
Operational uniform and carriage systems impact on soldier survivability, sustainability and performance. Among other items, the operational uniform system includes the soldier's undergarments, uniform, handwear and footwear as well as the means to distribute, generate and store power, and to attach electronic systems. The load carriage system includes what the soldier wears and devices used to bring equipment into operations, including robots/vehicles and load carriage assistive devices such as exoskeletons.