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Enhances aircrew comfort, and provides flash flame protection during pre-flight, flight, post-flight, refueling and other aviation operations.
The Army Aircrew Combat Uniform (A2CU) is a two-piece flight uniform designed for flight operations. The coat and trouser is similar in design to the Army Combat Uniform (ACU). The coat has a stand-up collar featuring a front extension, shoulder patches, a front zipper, and two inside hanging chest pockets with flaps. It also has an adjustable waist, two-piece set-in sleeves with elbow patches, two sleeve utility pockets with flaps and Identification of Friend or Foe Identification (IFF) tabs, as well as two lower sleeve pencil pockets with flaps. The A2CU coat is compatible with the Air Warrior Microclimate Cooling Vest. The trousers have nine pockets—two thigh pockets, two calf pockets with external tool pockets, one knife pocket with lanyard (on the left thigh) and two side hanging pockets. Pockets (except for the side hanging pockets and the lower leg external tool pockets) have flaps and zippers.
The A2CU is an upgrade to the Improved Aviation Battle Dress Uniform (iABDU) protective clothing system. It provides operational effectiveness, fit, suitability and durability, addressing Air Warrior requirements.