Navy Getting New Fire Retardant Coveralls for Underway


Navy Times is reporting that the Navy has selected a new underway work uniform referred to as the Improved Fire Retardant Variant, or IFRV, that is not only fire-retardant, but also reportedly more comfortable while providing arc-flash protection.

Also the Navy is reportedly looking at a two piece (shirt and pants I suppose) fire-retardant underway work uniform.

One thing I notice in the photo above is that the woman’s sleeve comes down well over her hand. Makes it look like she is wearing her daddy’s clothes. Maybe an adjustment in the cuff, like a second button, is in order.

US Navy New Improved Flame Resistant Variant IFRV Coverall 2

NORFOLK, Va. (Jan. 19, 2016) Lt. Cmdr. Heather Flores, assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, poses in the Improved Fire Retardant Variant (IFRV) coverall onboard Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads. The IFRV, made of a light weight, tri-fabric blend, is flame resistant and will replace the current flame retardant variant coverall in use by the fleet. (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks/Released)

Found the illustration above at Navy Recognition.

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