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New airborne ruck for paratroopers goes to the 82nd this year | Army Times
Senior Airman Asha Harris/Air Force

New airborne ruck for paratroopers goes to the 82nd this year | Army Times

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division will be the first soldiers to field a new rucksack designed specifically for airborne operations.

The ruck borrows from both the ALICE and MOLLE systems.

The Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment 4000 was designed for airborne but can be used by ground pounders as well, said Rich Landry, with load carriage systems for the product manager that oversees soldier clothing and equipment, according to an Army release.

It’s a mid-sized ruck, built for parachute jumps. It has a larger top flap, larger leg storage pockets, an internal radio/equipment pocket, a flap closer on top, side compression straps, a stronger carrying strap and a longer back pad.

Source: New airborne ruck for paratroopers goes to the 82nd this year | Army Times