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

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January 15, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: January 15 on

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.