Fibrotex Technologies has been awarded a contract for the delivery of additional Fightex two-sided combat uniforms to an elite unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
The uniforms have been procured by one of the IDF’s primary commando units as part of its new soldier survivability pack, following a comprehensive testing programme in extreme environmental and combat conditions.
Fibrotex Technologies marketing and sales vice president Yosef Kraus said "In addition to the IDF, interest has been expressed in our unique uniforms by various other international customers, and we expect to receive additional orders in the coming weeks."
Developed in collaboration with IDF special units using their experiences from recent conflicts, the Fightex is a next-generation smart fabric uniform capable of providing visual and near infra-red concealment during combat missions.
The lightweight uniform is exceptionally durable and fire retardant; it can be printed with a different camouflage pattern on each side, such as green for forests and other colours for desert or urban environments, enhancing the soldiers’ survivability in any type of scenario.
In addition, the uniform enables comfortable when crawling and bending, and can also be integrated with a wide range of other items, such as winter uniforms, vests and load carriers.
Launched by Fibrotex at the June 2012 Eurosatory event in Paris, the uniform has already been purchased by the Israeli Navy, Air Force and Special Forces, as well as the French, Canadian and Italian special forces, as reported by Shephard Media.
Deliveries under the new contract are scheduled to start by the end of 2012 and will continue until the first quarter of 2013.