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  • New CWU-106P/N Jackets

    I stumbled across what I think may be the new replacement for the older CWU-45/P Nomex flight jacket.

    The designation is CWU-106P/N. It has a few features of the older jacket, but has an elasticized waistband, Velco adjustable sleeve cuffs, and a more textile look to the material (like a lightweight canvas or linen) than the smooth Nomex synthetic look.

    The older CWU-45P's are selling anywhere from $250-$400+, but this new jacket is tipping the scales at over $600 and in some cases from some retailers, almost $700.

    Can anyone on active duty with the Air Force or Navy confirm this as the new issue Nomex flight jackets?

    EDITED to add: This is the solicitation notice from the Feds for this new jacket and trousers. The dates are much older than I thought they would be, but I know how slow the wheels of .Gov turn...

    Last edited by Herr Walther; August 26, 2011, 20:45. Reason: Photo added
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    Re: New CWU-106P/N Jackets

    And it's Gore-tex. Wow.