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Air Force orders special ops vests

June 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM   |   Comments

TEMPE, Ariz., June 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted Black Diamond Advanced Technology for a wearable multi-mission system or use by dismounted and special operations personnel.

The contract is for the company's Battlefield Air Operations Operator Control System, a modular vest kit with cable runs, cables, a power manager and computer.

"The Black Diamond Advanced Technology MTS is a wearable multi-mission system that funnels control of mission-critical peripherals to a central display to eliminate battery and equipment redundancies and lighten load-out," the company said.

"As an off-the-shelf solution with a patent-pending cable-management cummerbund system, the MTS allows the Air Force to fulfill its OCS requirements and field a truly foot-mobile solution."

The contract was issued by the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command Aeronautical Systems Center.

It is a firm-fixed price award but details on its value, the number of units Black Diamond Advanced Technology will deliver and a delivery schedule weren't disclosed.

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