Made of flame retardant and anti-static Nomex III. Protects against high temperatures and flash fires.
This is 'the original' Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Assault Suit that was fielded by the Marine Corps Systems Command to the USMC Force Reconnaissance Direct Action Platoons to protect them during in-extremis hostage recovery and other direct action missions. It was specifically designed as a one-piece operational protective garment that corrected the inherent limitations of using a military flight suit for similar missions. From its very inception, the Assault Suit has been adopted by operational units within every branch of the U.S. military with numerous federal law enforcement and corrections agencies, and by countless state, county and local organizations. With the ever-increasing likelihood of conventional military forces being involved in close quarters battle engagements and the exposure of military personnel within every job specialty to the effects of incendiary munitions and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), utilization of the Assault Suit has expanded to protect these service men and women as well. It is now regularly being worn during combat patrols and convoy operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. and allied forces.
The Assault Suit is manufactured from flame-retardant and anti-static Nomex® IIIA and is designed to protect the individual wearer from the high temperatures and/or flash fires that may be encountered during situations ranging from the seizure of a methamphetamine lab or a prison riot to the effects generated by munitions used both by, and against, military forces. Its design maximizes the user's ability to protect their body during actual operations, while simultaneously allowing them to take full advantage of features such as enhanced ventilation, appropriately located and aligned pockets, and a convenient 'drop seat' that enables relief without the need to loosen or remove a single piece of equipment.