Earlier this month, officials of the Marine Corps Systems Command delivered a notice announcing to vendors that they will soon be looking for “flame-resistant, lightweight, cold-weather undershirts and drawers” for Marines who are serving in cold climates such as the Arctic Circle. The notice was posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
Officials stated in the announcement that they plan to “draft specifications and standards to accommodate a variety of design solutions and processes, and to encourage a broad vendor base.”
The Marine Corps first began to issue flame-resistant organizational gear, also referred to as FROG apparel, to provide personnel with protection from explosives and burn hazards. At this time, it is unclear if the service plans to update only its undergarments, or the FROG clothing also.
Vendors are encouraged to review the standards and specifications for the Marines’ updated cold-weather garments and provide feedback by October 4, according to the notice.