Fibrotex to supply Fightex uniforms to undisclosed European army

16 June 2014 (Last Updated June 16th, 2014 18:30)

Fibrotex Technologies has been awarded a contract for delivery of its Fightex two-sided combat uniforms to an undisclosed European army.

Fibrotex Technologies has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Fightex two-sided combat uniforms to an undisclosed European army.

Under the contract, the company will supply thousands of units of Fightex, a next-generation smart fabric uniform capable of providing visual and near infra-red concealment during combat missions.

Fibrotex Technologies marketing and sales vice-president Yosef Kraus said: "Winning the contract to supply these uniforms further strengthens the company's position as a global leader in the area of camouflage and technical apparel.

"Fibrotex has developed additional solutions including thermal clothing, and delivers a full solution for all smart clothing requirements."

"Fibrotex has also developed additional solutions including thermal clothing, and delivers a full solution for all smart clothing requirements."

Developed in collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) special units using their experiences from recent conflicts, the uniform can be printed with a different camouflage pattern on each side, with one side suited for snow and the other for forest or desert concealment, enhancing the soldiers' survivability in any type of scenario.

In addition, the uniform enables comfortable crawling and bending, and can also be integrated with a wide range of other items, such as base layer, winter uniforms, vests and load carriers.

Launched at the 2012 Eurosatory exhibition, uniform has already been purchased by the several armies and Special Forces worldwide, including the Israeli Navy, Air Force and Special Forces, as well as the French, Canadian and Italian special forces, as reported earlier by Shephard.

Additional contract details, including the value and the delivery schedule remain undisclosed.

Defence Technology