New in 2018: Army to Issue New Body Armor to Soldiers

Army rolling out new body armor

Damon Brant, a new equipment trainer, ensures the proper wear of a new body armor system by Spc. Creed Cooney, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 62nd Ordnance Company, during a field test at Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 18.

January 15, 2018 | Source: ArmyTimes,, 1 Jan 2018, Todd South

Soldiers will get new body armor for the first time in a decade, starting this summer.

The Modular Scalable Vest will replace the Army’s Improved Outer Tactical Vest, which debuted in 2008.

The MSV is 5 pounds lighter, offers greater range of motion, cooling and a better fit.