Eurosatory 2014

Dressed to conceal (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

Fibrotex Technologies Ltd has recently won a major contract for the supply of several thousand of its Fightex reversible combat uniform to a European army. Since its launch two years ago, the uniform has been adopted by several armies and special forces and visitors may see examples on Stand E663 in Hall 6.

Made from advanced materials, the lightweight, ergonomic and breathable uniforms are expected to contribute significantly to soldier survivability and mission success. Printed on two sides, the reversible uniform facilitates concealment in any location or season, for example, against snow on one side and in a desert environment on the other. Patterns and fabric can be customised to the requirements of the procurement specification.

The uniforms have been developed in collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces, drawing on an in-depth study of past conflict experience. Knee and elbow protectors to ease crawling and bending are examples of the attention to detail typical of Fightex combat uniforms.

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