Provides Soldiers a flame resistant, lightweight, highly breathable, moisture wicking shirt that reduces heat stress and comfort when worn with body armor.
Soldiers wear the flame-resistant (FR) Army Combat Shirt (ACS) under their body armor instead of the FR Army Combat Uniform or the Army Aircrew Combat Uniform jacket and standard-issue T-shirt. This reduces bulk for Soldiers operating in extreme climates. The shirt torso features a highly breathable, moisture-wicking blend of cotton, rayon, polyester and spandex.
The ACS increases moisture vapor transmission, heat stress relief and comfort when worn with the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV) or Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS). The FR sleeves are constructed of camouflage printed material. The ACS features integrated anti-abrasion elbow pads, shoulder pockets, infrared identification tags, flat-seam shoulders and side panels for comfort, and hook-and-loop fasteners for the name, rank, unit patch and American flag. The ACS is machine washable and maintains its flame resistance for the life of the garment. The Type II ACS is constructed to provide FR protection over a greater area of coverage when worn with the SPCS.