Vietnam War Dictionary


Lightweight Individual Clothing and Equipment

The LINCLOE program was established in 1965 to reduce the weight carried by the combat infantryman and thereby conserve his energy. Natick Labs developed the LINCLOE Load Carrying Equipment (LCE) for many years before it was finally adopted as standard issue in January 1973. After adoption its designation was changed to All-Purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment (ALICE)