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    Afghan Black Police Vest

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    Post by Nkomo on Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:20 pm

     This one has been TENATIVELY identified as Afghan Police.

    Vest is poorly constructed with very lightweight material. Sewing is substandard and much of the velcro is in need of restitching.

      Thanks to Brent, Merc, Lance, and Col Kurtz for their help on trying to identify this vest.


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    If you look at the Afghan Police Officer on the far right in the picture, he is basically wearing a similar vest, but in tan.  There are a few minor differences.  Thoughts?

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    Post by RedLegGI on Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:30 pm

    We were talking about this and we found a few pictures that could also be this vest.

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    came from this website:

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    Post by taucco on Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:13 am

    more than likely an afghan made item. maybe a shot of the inside as vell as details of velcro and elastic on magazine pouches might be of further help.
    my body armor carriers looks like they are made with the same low quality (even lower than the more famous "black ops" or "a-qahir")
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    Post by Nkomo on Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the comments, Brent and Taucco.

    I was doing a little more research on the best tonight and ran across a similar vest being used by some Afghan Commandos.



    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Members of the Afghan National Army, 5th Commando Kandak, lift a casualty during a simulated medical evacuation exercise, Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, Dec. 27, 2011. Afghan Commandos trained alongside members of the 1st Cavalry Combat Aviation Brigade


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    Post by Nkomo on Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:45 pm

    I also asked a friend of mine who has deployed twice to Afghanistan if he had ever seen this type vest in use. He said he saw it in use with the ANP, AUP (Afghan Uniformed Police), and even saw it in use with the Taliban. He said the vests were available in the big bazaars in Kabul. I would imagine they are available other places as well.

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