The Marine Corps is preparing to select a maker for the service's new tropical uniform for hot and humid climates.
The Marine Corps Tropical Combat Uniform is a rapid-dry, breathable uniform to be worn for prolonged periods in wet, jungle environments as an alternative to the current Marine Corps Combat Utility Uniform and the Marine Corps Combat Boot. This month, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), published a request for proposals to industry to manufacture the uniforms, with plans to get them into troops' hands by the final quarter of this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
This new tropical uniform allows Marines to be more comfortable and less fatigued while focusing on the mission at hand.
Standard military clothing worn by members of the same arm or grouping.
Military boots designed to be worn by soldiers during combat or combat training.
Modern combat boots are designed to be suitable for a rugged environment.