US Army ALICE field pack -
The All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment is the end result of the LINCLOE [Lightweight Individual Clothing And Equipment] program that began in 1965 and was terminated with the adoption of the ALICE system on 17 January 1973. The goal of the individual equipment portion of the LINCLOE program was to develop a lightweight load-carrying system in an effort to lighten a combat soldier's overall load.
The ALICE system remains in United States Army service to date with various components of the system being used in conjunction with the myriad load-carrying systems in use. In 1988 the ALICE system was originally slated to be replaced by the Individual Integrated Fighting System or IIFS, but this has yet to occur.
The item featured here is a US Army ALICE pack. Of nylon construction. three side pockets and one
main cargo area in the center. The entire pack is water resistant.
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