U.S. Army body armor system reaches final stages of evaluations

VANCOUVER, B.C. Company officials at Mission Ready Services Inc. announced that its Next Generation Body Armor System has reached the final stages of prototyping and user evaluations.

The U.S. Army and Mission Ready Services have been developing a new upper extremity system, the Next Generation Body Armor System. After the initial evaluations in May 2014, the U.S. Army decided to take the program to level II testing. Mission Ready Services first built 36 units and the company has since built an additional 100 units for second and third user evaluations, which were conducted in early 2015.

The Next Generation Body Armor System integrates modular items such as those found in the Improved Outer Tactical Vest deltoids, neck, yoke, collar, and upper back. Users have commented that it has greater mobility and is light-weight.