US Army is developing a tactical bra for female soldiers
The bra is still in development at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Solider Center (DEVCOM), in Natick, Massachusetts. If the Army Uniform Board approves this bra, it will be the first-ever official uniform bra that the US Army will offer to female soldiers.
The design team, pattern, and prototype of Soldier Center will present concepts and final designs for the bra for the Army Uniform board in the fall of 2022, David Accetta, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center spokesperson told CNN.
The Army Times was the first to point out that the American army is developing this bra.
If the Army Uniform Board approves the prototype and makes it a registered program, it will be added to the US Army Uniform.
To develop the bra, DEVCOM surveyed “hundreds of female soldiers throughout the army in different places and in different works”, to collect information about the “adequate adjustment, function, support and performance,” said Accetta.
The prototype was developed at the DEVCOM headquarters in Natick, MA. The possible design concept of industrial partners is also appraised at the DEVCOM headquarters.
Because the bra is considered a tactical part of the sports clothing item, a comprehensive test is carried out in developing the current prototype, including fire testing in the thermal test facility of DEVCOM. The findings of this test will be presented by the development team when the bra is given to the Army Uniform Council later this year.
If the bra “becomes an official registration program following the next Army Uniform Board, we would see this as a victory for the female army soldiers, who would probably receive the ATB from the ‘Initial entry of the army, “Accetta said.
US Army is developing a tactical bra for female soldiers.