To be able to operate and
be protected in CQB environments the right gear is essential
retardant undergarments. Worn directly next to the skin the undergarments
ensure that no other material which is not flame retardant can melt or stick
to the skin if exposed to heat, thus increasing the protection against heat
transfer and possible injury to the wearer. On top of that a one-piece
assault suit made of flame-retardant material, with hood, reinforce knee and
elbow pads, colour tag pouch at both shoulder, and even the back of hood.
Nomex balaclava and gloves.
Bullet-proof vest designed to stop a round and also absorb its kinetic
energy. ceramic armour plates covering the front, back. A Rappelling
harness, in this case a full body harness that allows the operator to decent
down buildings if needed. A braking device that automatically stop if the
operator let go of the device.
Assault vest featuring magazine pouches and rings for attaching stun and
tear gas grenades.
On the right leg: A pistol holster that support light mount on the gun. On
the belt a weapon catch to secure the weapon when eks. abseiling. On the
back a first aid pouch.
On the left leg: Thigh rigs with two stun grenades and one mp5 magazine.
When deciding what to use for head protection
there are many solutions, some teams always use
respirators providing protection against CS and CN gas and smoke. It can be
fitted with anti-Flash lenses, internal mic and interfaces for external
oxygen supply and radio systems. If not in use the respirator the will be
will shoved up the operator’s arm.
There are two types of helmets: armoured helmet able to stop a 9mm round at
close range, and light helmets that only provides protection against bumps.
All operators use some form of ear protection.
that combine the armour protection and
Modular pouches are getting more popular