The Ballistic Combat Shirt (BCS) is designed to combine the ballistic fragmentation and flame-resistant protection of the IOTV DAPS and Yoke and Collar attachments with the comfort and ease of use of the Advanced Combat Shirt (ACS).
The BCS provides ballistic fragmentation protection to the upper arms and shoulders and is worn under the Modular Scalable Vest (MSV). The BCS consists of a shirt with flame resistant sleeves, integrated yoke and collar ballistic protection, and removable deltoid ballistic inserts. It also has a foam elbow pad covered with flame resistant fabric.
There are six standard unisex and six standard female sizes. The BCS-Female (BCS-F), developed specifically for female soldiers, includes a flared sweep design at the waist and hips that prevents the shirt from riding up, shorter arm lengths, and additional ballistic coverage on the side chest areas to cover any gapping between the body and body armor. A cut-out in the ballistic collar allows for a hair bun, preventing interference between the collar and various female hairstyles.