Casualty Evacuation: Participants, weating a fighting load
of 43 lbs.
This is just a pack board, or a foundation for an entire range of tactical equipment beyond that of what we call the Soldier's fighting load
," Landry said.
The fielding of the IAR will significantly enhance the ability of our infantrymen to gain and maintain fire superiority, reduce their fighting load
and provide them a more ergonomic and accurate weapons system that can keep up during the assault," said Marine spokesman Maj.
Around the world, Future Soldier Programs are focused primarily on development of technologies to reduce the solider's fighting load
and power requirements, improve the soldier's protection, lethality, and environmental and situational awareness.
THAT SET INCLUDES THE FIGHTING LOAD
CARRIER (THE VEST), HYDRATION SYSTEM, WAIST PACK, ASSAULT PACK, MAGAZINE POUCHES AND MUCH MORE
Brown's goal is to limit the maximum fighting load
to one-third of a soldier's body weight.
The MOLLE consists of a modular rucksack with removable compartments and components and a fighting load
vest that can accept removable pockets for rifleman, pistol, squad automatic weapon, medic and grenadier configurations.
A fighting load
includes a weapon, bayonet, clothing, helmet, loadbearing equipment, and ammunition.
The MOLLE system is fully adjustable to accommodate body armor and allows for easy removal of the large rucksack while maintaining use of the Fighting Load
Carrier (FLC) vest and pockets.
According to a study conducted in 2005, the average fighting load
for the SAW gunner is 79 pounds.
This includes road marching while carrying combat approach march loads and practicing to reduce the fighting load
once contact is imminent or underway.
The Land Warrior Capabilities Production Document threshold for Soldier fighting load
is 77 pounds.