Source: Army Times
Earlier this month, the Army’s Contracting Command put a notice on fbo.gov, a website detailing federal business opportunities.
In the notice, the Contracting Command detailed its plans to procure 150 pairs each of three prototypes of an Extreme Cold Weather Overboot (ECWO), to replace its current version, the Extreme Cold Weather Boot (ECWB), which has been in use with soldiers and Marines since the 1960s.
The goal of the ECWO is to reduce the weight and bulk of Army boots, which are among the boot’s deficiencies described in the notice. The author also stated that the ECWB is “difficult to pack/carry when conducting dismounted operations.”