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11th Abn Div Testing Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection System in Alaska

Soldiers of D Company, 70th Brigade Engineering Battalion, supporting the 11th Airborne Division, test out the new Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection System, or CTAPS, at the Cold Regions Test Center, Fort Greely, AK.

CTAPS is an innovative multi-layer system that aims to keep Soldiers warmer in cold weather environments, spanning from 45 degrees Fahrenheit to -65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Photo from PEO Soldier

3 Responses to “11th Abn Div Testing Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection System in Alaska”

  1. Bummer says:

    The only things the trooper is wearing that I can recognize from almost 40 years ago is the trigger finger mittens and the vb boots. When I left Alaska they were just starting to issue the gore tex and bear suits

    • z0phi3l says:

      I got stationed in AK in 91, we were issued Gore-Tex, bear suit AND the old school mohair stuff. It was good gear, let’s hope the new stuff is better, jumping out am airplane at -40 sucks, they need the best available

      Unfortunately went everywhere but above the Arctic Circle

  2. G1E says:

    Good to see the big push to take a closer look at Cold Weather equipment. We have cold weather sleep systems deployed currently for sameā€¦