Flame Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE)

Flame Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE)

Mission:
Provides Soldiers a flame resistant multi-layered, versatile, insulating system that is adaptable to varying operational and environmental conditions.

Description:
The Flame Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE) offers comfort and functionality in and out of aircraft, and armored vehicles. It is a comprehensive clothing system from next of skin layers to outerwear. FREE is compatible with current issue personal protective equipment. All layers of the FREE system incorporate flame-resistant technologies. FREE will replace existing aviation and combat vehicle crewmen cold weather clothing. It is color-compatible (in Universal Camouflage Pattern [UCP] and Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern [OCP]) with ground Soldier uniforms. The system’s adaptability gives Soldiers more personal protection choices, a crucial factor in responding to current threats while facing extreme climate conditions.