IOTV tests included the harness for the T-11 parachute
The test drops were intended to demonstrate the comfort and safety of the IOTV for paratroopers
Paratroopers in T-11 parachutes and teh IOTV armored vest
Components of the IOTV system (Image: BAe systems)
If any soldier needs body armor, its a paratrooper making a parachute drop. Unfortunately, standard body armor is too inflexible for paratroopers to use without the risk of being injured upon landing, but the US Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate hopes to rectify this, conducting test jumps with both the latest parachutes and body armor.
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