This new complete GEN I Improved Outer Tactical Vest in ACU is the improved version of the US Army’s Interceptor Body Armor. This vest improves the wearers threat protection when worn with all body armor components compared to the US Army’s Interceptor Body Armor with all body armor components. The Small Arms Protective Insert provides protection from fragmentation and 9mm bullets. The Improved Outer Tactical Vest enables the wearer to place more of the weight on their waist and less on their shoulders with a elastic waistband. This lessens the fatigue on the wearer compared to the Interceptor Body Armor which places all the armors weight on the shoulders.