The Low Temperature and Arctic Protection Systems (CTAPS), created and provided by the US Army to personnel operating in extremely cold conditions, can survive temperatures as low as -65F.
The US Army has begun issuing Cold Temperature and Arctic Protection Systems (CTAPS) to troops operating in extremely cold environments. The five-layered system can withstand temperatures as low as -65F and is designed to adapt to varying levels of cold while mitigating external moisture and internal sweat. The layers include a base layer, a lightweight layer, a softshell uniform, a cold-wet weather uniform, and an extreme cold-weather parka/trousers. CTAPS was developed in response to a 2017 Army solicitation for a replacement to the legacy seven-layer Extended Cold Weather Clothing System Generation III (ECWCS). The rapid fielding of CTAPS took just six months to complete.