The combat equipment worn by the soldier, known as the Soldier's Combat Ensemble (SCE), consists of various articles of protective and performance enhancing equipment.
Tiered Combat Helmet (TCH)
The Tiered Combat Helmet (TCH) provides protection against ballistic, fragmentation and blunt force trauma (bump): incorporating a ballistic protection shell, suspension and retention systems, and accessory mounts and rails. The shape and design of TCH allows maximum sensory and situational awareness for the operator.
Ballistic and Laser Ocular Protection System (BLOPS)
The role of the Ballistic and Laser Ocular Protection System (BLOPS), is to provide personnel limited ocular protection from a range of environmental and battlefield threats, without compromising situational awareness. It comprises spectacles and goggles with interchangeable lenses.
Combat Hearing Protection (CHP)
Combat Hearing Protection (CHP) provides protection against potentially harmful battlefield noises whilst still providing situational awareness and a radio communications interface, comprising of three different products to cater for varying levels of hearing protection required and radio states.
Load Carriage Equipment (LCE)
Load Carriage Equipment (LCE) optimises soldiers' mobility while carrying mission essential equipment: such as Combat Ration Packs (CRP), Combat Net Radio (CNR), water, ammunition and assorted Major Equipment Items (MEI). The LCE comprises of the following systems:
Integrated load carriage and combat body armour system
Integrated load carriage and combat body armour system that is capable of providing protection without significantly restricting the manoeuvrability of the combatant whilst carrying mission essential equipment. By using the Integrated Attachment System (IAS) add-on components are interchangeable allowing the individual to adjust the set-up according to the operational task:
Tiered Body Armour System (TBAS)
Tiered Body Armour System (TBAS) is optimised for protection and mobility. The design features add-on scalable components which allow users to rapidly increase protection levels according to the operational environment.
Modular belt webbing/load carriage harness
The Modular belt webbing/load carriage harness enables the independent carriage of lighter combat loads.
The Sling Kit is intended to enable the user to sling a weapon in a manner that permits them to freely use both hands for required tasks.
The Assault Pack fleet comprise of task specific sizes, large, medium, and small in order to provide the user with the capability to carry mission essential items.
Load Carriage Equipment (LCE) Bag Carry All
The Bag, Carry All, is intended to carry various major equipment items of the LCE.