Taking its name from the famous MIKE Force utilized by MACV-SOG during the Vietnam War, FirstSpear® introduces the MIKE Force Pack (MFP) System. Currently in production, the MFP, Medium includes a Rucksack (Frame, Suspension and Pack included) with a cumulative volume of 2900+ Cubic Inches. Utilizing advanced construction and fabric technology as well as innovative approaches in rapid drainage this design keeps close to its tropical combat roots while taking advantage of modern material advances. Optimized for loads in the 60-Pound range certain features in this system will ensure that when required, excessive loads can be managed.
Currently offered with three different sized waist belts options for the MFP Suspension System, swapping out between them is easy and Operator friendly. The MIKE Force frame is one size fits most, and manufactured from an advanced thermal molded composition. For personnel not immediately familiar with pack systems designed for operations in deeply foliated, hot tropical environments the frame may initially seem to ride high, there is ample adjustment to raise and lower it on the body however, the design intent is to minimize conflict with your load bearing/fighting load, accentuate stand off from the back of the body to aid in ventilation/cooling and facilitate getting in and out of different body positions required for Jungle Warfare.
The MFP features two external pockets positioned on the outside, back center to aid in organization and provide access to smaller immediately needed items. An overstuff skirt is manufactured of lightweight/compressible material that is highly water resistant. The top flap of the pack is completely removable and features a strap letting you use it as a Bolt Bag. An internal radio pocket can securely hold the AN/PRC-117G or dense, heavier items that are desired to be transported high and close to the back. Upcoming accessories will secure on to the MFP Standard and let you attach pockets and other features that will increase capacity further without changing to a larger bag. 2 Sleeves on the inner, side walls of the pack will each hold a 3 Liter On The Move drinking bladder and are aligned with pass through ports that allow the drinking hose to be accessed without having to open the pack. These same ports can be used for communication wires or antennas.