Neptune Tactical designed its Maritime Operator Vest with the special boat operator in mind. Our operator vest is made from Berry Compliant, water resistant treated Cordura Nylon to provide protection against wetting out. Accommodates Swimmer Cut ballistic plates, Waterproof IFAK, and closed-cell foam inflation as well as secondary oral inflation bladder for the front and back for extra buoyancy control.
Front Kangaroo pocket can accommodate magazines as well as external MOLLE / PALS pouches and accessories. Commnication and Hydration lines are secured by integrated webbing. Integrated side pockets with retention can hold PRC handheld radios or extra mags.
The back of the plate carrier has an integrated hydration bladder pocket as well as a handle to easily pull operators out of the water and into the vessel. Shoulder straps and side are fully adjustable to one-size-fits-all.
The MOV is NOT intended to be used as a positive flotation system because it is essential to maintain the ability to submerge under water if necessary to avoid boat motors, evade enemy attack, etc. If positive floatation is needed, it is recommended to utilize a secondary means that is triggered manually and/or by a depth-time sensor, to be used as a last resort in case of unconsciousness or last resort.