NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) —
Representatives from across the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), in conjunction with the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron, participated in ongoing developmental testing of the new Uniform Integrated Protective Ensemble, or UIPE, Air system at Nellis Air Force Base.
UIPE Air is a layered clothing system — gloves, respirator, undergarments, etc. — that provides chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection to aircrews in a toxic environment.
The new system will update CBRN defense for aircrews, replacing the current 66P legacy system.
Once approved, it will be fielded to all aircrews across fixed wing, rotary wing, ejection seat, and large frame aircraft across the DoD.