Protective fabric specialist TenCate Defense & Tactical has won major orders for three of its TenCate Defender M fabrics which provide flame resistant (FR) performance for ground troop uniforms.

The new fabrics include TenCate Defender M Stretch, which will be used in the US Army combat pants, which are designed to withstand the rigours of the rough terrain of the Afghan mountains. They also provide extra FR protection needed to reduce burn injuries encountered when involved in IED attacks.

The contracts have been awarded to Crye Precision, Massif Mountain Gear and Propper International. A Federal Procurement Listing (FPL) will provide Ready One and Goodwill Industries with funding to manufacture the Army combat pants as well.