TL: 8, LC: 2, DR: 12/5*, Location: Torso, Groin, Notes: 2 Split DR: Use the first higher DR against Piercing and Cutting Attacks; use the second lower DR against all other damage types.
The Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, is an enhanced version of, and a replacement for, the older Outer Tactical Vest variant of the Interceptor body armor, as fielded by the United States Army. The IOTV is compatible with the Deltoid and Axillary Protector System (DAPS) components, E-SAPI (Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert), Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts (ESBI), as well as the OTV’s groin protector.
The OTV design was considered insufficient and lacking in certain areas, which led to the IOTV’s development and fielding. The IOTV is produced by Point Blank Body Armor, and BAE Systems.12 The IOTV first saw action in combat with U.S. Army ground combat units in late 2007/early 2008, and currently remains the standard body armor type used by regular U.S. Army ground combat units overseas.