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#1 Lt.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

Does anybody know what the US Army Rangers are currently using for body armor? Thanks.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:41 PM

What they're currently using I would think would be a rather sensitive topic, and hopefully one kept classified. But whatever they are using it is probably made of some kind of bulletproof composite. :lol:

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:52 PM

What they're currently using I would think would be a rather sensitive topic, and hopefully one kept classified. But whatever they are using it is probably made of some kind of bulletproof composite. :lol:


:rolleyes: :think:

Lt., They are using OD green RAV body armor. I don't remember which model but I believe it is Paraclete.

Edited by Mercenary25, 21 June 2010 - 01:56 PM.


#4 Mercenary25

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:56 PM

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:25 PM

Thank You. But I have alot of ACU pouches so have you seen any pictures of them in ACU gear?

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 02:38 PM

Based on photos I've seen, no. I may be wrong though!

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

OK, thanks.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 05:05 PM

What they're currently using I would think would be a rather sensitive topic, and hopefully one kept classified. But whatever they are using it is probably made of some kind of bulletproof composite. :lol:


Why would that be classified, none of the other armor is?

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 08:51 AM

Thank You. But I have alot of ACU pouches so have you seen any pictures of them in ACU gear?


Yes, they can also wear common body armor, like others ground troops. By example, IOTV, so in ACU camo !

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 11:20 AM

they use a system called Ranger Load Carrying System in ranger green color.

they are basically issued:

a full armor carrier called CIRAS by eagle industries (land version), that carries soft inserts+sapi plates

a soft armor low visibility carrier made by PACA, that can be coupled with a hard armor plate only carrier made by Allied industries, called Ranger Ballistic Survival System (or more recently an Eagle industries plate carrier with cummerbund).

They are also issued an eagle industries chest rig (RRV) which can hold a Sapi plate in front, to be coupled with the low visibility carrier, too.

Except for the RBSS these items can be brought commercially, but they are differently tagged, having no contract dates and no NSN.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 01:45 PM

they use a system called Ranger Load Carrying System in ranger green color.

they are basically issued:

a full armor carrier called CIRAS by eagle industries (land version), that carries soft inserts+sapi plates

a soft armor low visibility carrier made by PACA, that can be coupled with a hard armor plate only carrier made by Allied industries, called Ranger Ballistic Survival System (or more recently an Eagle industries plate carrier with cummerbund).

They are also issued an eagle industries chest rig (RRV) which can hold a Sapi plate in front, to be coupled with the low visibility carrier, too.

Except for the RBSS these items can be brought commercially, but they are differently tagged, having no contract dates and no NSN.


Ahhh you hit on nail.


P-E, what is the source that Rangers also used IOTV? Normally special operation units want equipment to be differ from regular army.

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:00 PM

what is the source that Rangers also used IOTV? Normally special operation units want equipment to be differ from regular army.


Can anyone provide the date at which Rangers were classed as SOF? I've alway knew them as conventional forces primarily conducting raid missions. The unconventional forces of the SF, Seals are the SOF. Seriously, are the Rangers now considered SOF?

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 04:45 PM

I believe in 1974 and yes.

In many SOF books, the Ranger Regiment is always included.

I know wikipedia is not outstanding source of information but I did a quick google and it showed up as the first result.

http://en.wikipedia....(United_States)

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:50 AM

The Eagle CIRAS system has been replaced by the BAE/Eclipse RBAV.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

It just really depends on the SOP per Batt. 2009 and 2010 SOP was for 3rd Batt Rangers to have painted helmets with strobe on top. their were specific details on how the helmets were to be painted with specific colors. Everything has a purpose. 2011 and 2012 SOP was for multicam covers to be on helmets with strobe on top with NO helmet band. blood type ID on one side. No ID was worn when down range not even dog tags. As far as classified gear, well not even ammo type can be discussed. Most M-4's or maybe all were Colts with match grade components.

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:51 AM

look like SCARS to me



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 08:32 PM

Is or was the BAE RBAV issued to any armed service of the US?




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