About Osprey Body Armour
Osprey Body Armour is a modular body armour designed and manufactured for the Ministry of Defence by UK based company CQC Ltd. Released for general use in 2006 the Osprey armour has been used extensively by the British Armed Forces in Northern Island, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The armour consists of two ceramic trauma plates, front and rear, contained within a wear resistant rubber surround. The plates are housed in soft armour panels, linked using both hook and loop fasteners and press studs located at the shoulder and waist. Certain versions of the armour include side panels to allow for the optional insertion of further plates.
As a modular system built around a torso vest the armour accommodates the attachment of further protective elements such as arm, neck and throat armour while still maintaining functionality when operating weapon systems.
Vests come with webbing tape stitched to the exterior, allowing for the addition of pouches and accessories. This frees the user from the necessity of an assault vest or webbing harness, and increases the vest?s carrying capability to include utility pouches, medical packs, smoke canisters, grenades and a range of magazines. Vest clips allow the fitting of a Bergen or Camelback side pouch to the system?s rear and a respirator haversack to the lower left hand side.
Osprey Body Armour is designed to be worn over an Under Body Armour Combat Shirt but also accommodates a field or CS95 jacket. The armour is available in a range of camouflage patterns, including Multi-Terrain.