LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS – CONTINUED
Fragmentation Protective Trousers for BASIC. The protective trousers provide coverage from the
upper waist to the top of the feet, with special emphasis on the groin and shin areas. Thirteen plies of 14
oz/sq yard, water-repellent treated Kevlar 29 is used for the ballistic insert. The inner and outer shell and
shoulder pads are fabricated with water-repellent treated 8 oz/sq yard ballistic nylon cloth. The layer
comprising the inner shell is camouflage green; the layer which comprises the outer shell is woodland
camouflage printed. Three types of ballistic insert sections are used: abdominal, upper leg, and lower leg.
The abdominal and upper leg sections are connected with webbing tabs that allow the insert sections to
slide over each other for various changes in the body movements. In addition to the ballistic inserts are
adjustable shoulder straps, permanently attached groin protector, an articulated knee joint, and hook and
loop fastener straps.
Figure 48. Anti-Fragmentation Trousers for BASIC.