The Osprey body armor system has been in use by the United Kingdom extensively since the invasion of Iraq in 2003. During this long history of deployment many enhancements and special versions of the Osprey system have been produced. This Royal Navy Civilian Osprey Vest is one example of a specialized version of the Osprey vest that is currently in use.
With a requirement to offer a protective vest to civilians that did not give the appearance of the wearer being a combatant, the Royal Navy standardized on this vest. The deep blue color is closely associated with the Royal Navy and the vest lacks the traditional PALS system that the standard Osprey Vest has. These characteristics make this vest ideal for offering protection to civilians without having the enemy see them as a potential threat on the battlefield.
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This is a well-made non tactical PC. It is NOT the same as the Osprey MK II minus the attachment points. While they are much alike, this is a slightly smaller size. The neck/head hole is tighter than the other as is the torso measurement. I am 6'4 with 58" shoulders, I'm getting older, so I've shrunk. NO, I'm NOT fat. This is tight, the other fits quite well. It is usable, but not as comfortable as the military version. Apparently civilians are expected to be slightly scrawnier. If you aren't built like me, this will be just fine for you. Now if the plates were available...