TYR Tactical PICO Assaulters Plate Carrier
Given the increasing weight from sensors, batteries, and other tools, operators try to minimize weight wherever possible, so most have switched from vests to plate carriers. The PICO serves as a basic plate carrier, but the operator can add side armor, and then pelvic, groin, biceps, and deltoid protection, and even drop leg ballistic panels. The newest version of PICO can be configured as part of a dynamic load carrying system which transfers some of the weight onto a belt that rests on the hips. PICO is made of a new material called PV, a combination of military spec nylon and Dupont Kevlar that decreases material weight by 20 to 50 percent but is about 10 times stronger than standard tactical nylon material.
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