EOD Body Armor technical manual
OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR
BODY ARMOR SET, INDIVIDUAL COUNTERMINE (BASIC)
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND
The BASIC is designed to provide protection to the soldier conducting
countermine clearing operations by reducing the effects of blast and
fragments from small to medium anti-personnel (AP) mines and
booby traps. Although the BASIC enhances the protection to the
soldier, the suit will not protect the wearer against the detonation of all
AP mines; injury or death can occur from the effects of a detonated
mine while wearing the BASIC. The BASIC provides varying levels of
ballistic protection to distinct zones of the body and balances the
levels of increased protection against the soldier's ability to
accomplish countermine tasks. The standard precautions taken by a
soldier during minefield clearing operations must still be applied when
wearing the BASIC.
The BASIC is intended to be worn by soldiers when conducting area
clearance countermine operations in accordance with FM 20-32 and
applying appropriate tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).
Only the types of boots and clothing listed in WP 0008 00 should be
used with the BASIC components.
The BASIC is equipped with straps and hook and pile fasteners that
enable the components to be easily removed in an emergency from
an injured soldier.
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TECHNICAL MANUAL OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR BODY ARMOR SET, INDIVIDUAL COUNTERMINE (BASIC)