A tactical bra is being created by the US Army for its female soldiers.
The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Solider Center, often known as DEVCOM, in Natick, Massachusetts, is still working on the Army Tactical Brassiere. It will be the first official uniform bra the Army has ever provided to female soldiers, assuming the Army Uniform Board gives its approval.
The US Army is creating this bra, as first reported by The Army Times.
According to David Accetta, a spokesperson for the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center, the Army Uniform Board will get the final drawings and ideas for the bra from the Soldier Center’s Design, Pattern, and Prototype Team in the autumn of 2022.
It will be included in the US Army uniform if the Army Uniform Board accepts the prototype and makes it a Program of Record.
To learn more about the “appropriate fit, function, support and performance,” DEVCOM polled “hundreds of female troops across the Army in different areas and in diverse vocations” before developing the bra, according to Accetta.
In Natick, Massachusetts—corporate DEVCOM’s headquarters—prototypes were created. At DEVCOM’s headquarters, potential design proposals from business partners were also reviewed.
Since the bra is seen as a tactical component rather than merely a piece of sportswear, extensive testing was done to create the present version, including flame testing at DEVCOM’s Thermal Test Facility.