The Army is issuing new combat shirts to units in "the Iraq" and Afghanistan. The high performance UnderArmor style shirt, designed to be a base layer, can be worn directly under the Interceptor Body Armor. The shirt is not only flame resistant, but features moisture wicking capability, as well as reinforced elbow pads.
Implications - The added level of protection and comfort is sure to be appreciated by America's armed forces. Best of all, its unobtrusive design means that it won't needlessly get in the way of a soldier's day to day activities and duties. What it may lack in aesthetic qualities, it definitely makes up for with its utility.