Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has issued a RFI for a new, Berry Amendment-compliant, lightweight hard armor plate.
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This RFI, which is not a solicitation, is designed to measure industry’s ability to come up with a plate that can work with the Corps’ Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert, or ESAPI, and “provide sufficient protection for low-intensity threat environments,” according to a presser cited by Military.com.
Lightweight Hard Armor Plate Requirements
Here are the requirements for the lightweight hard armor plate, as outlined in the RFI posted to FedBizOpps:
- Provide two-shot ballistic protection from non-armor piercing rounds that are currently prevalent in counter-insurgency operations and other low intensity threat environments.