The FROG.PRO Sea Dragon Plate Carrier is specifically designed for amphibious special missions units for enhancing performance and survivability during operations that involve appearing from the sea.
The SDPC’s surface is covered in almost its entirety by LAHYCO® PALS grid, which provides the ability to mount pouches and equipment both vertically and horizontally.
The Dragon Scale design allows to effectively drain water after a coastal insertion or any type of water activity. The SDPC’s construction is safe and efficient, the LAHYCO® fabric is partially FR, highly hydrophobic and the complete and total lack of metal components meets the requirements of high level assets.
Designed to be compatible with most military dive rebreather and LPUs on the market the Sea Dragon Plate Carrier enables the modern amphibious operator to be combat ready at all time during the mission. The ability to shoot, with access to two extra magazines, move, with a lightweight and efficient plate carrier, and communicate, with access to a full size handheld radio, all while wearing a rebreather provide a mission critical capability to any Frogman.
The plate compartment is designed to be highly modular and to adapt both in width and in height to accommodate most hard ballistic plates available on the market..
To achieve a perfect fit during operations, and in order to adapt to different mission sets that require different clothing underneath the plate carrier, the Sea Dragon is designed with a shock cord adjustable cummerbund. This also allows the user to have a much higher degree of freedom of movement, which is particularly necessary in amphibious operations.
A 40mm ROC Quick-Detach buckle is placed on each shoulder strap and an 80mm ROC Quick-Detach buckle is placed on each side of the plate carrier allowing to quickly and silently detach the cummerbund, ideal for doffing in emergency situations. This feature provides a great level of safety to the operator working in shallow and deep waters, especially when currents and tides are involved.
The two 80mm ROC Quick-Detach buckles are at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions instead of the usual placement at the sides of the front panel of the plate carrier. This feature provides two advantages:
- at each side of the front plate there are two extra columns of PALS, which allow for the placement of key pieces of equipment like radios and magazines. Extracting and manipulating equipment in this area of the plate carrier is highly ergonomic, which provides an advantage in unconventional combat positions.
- locating the two 80mm ROC buckles at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions provides a clearing in the plate carrier exactly above the usual placement of a sidearm holster and emergency reload belt mounted magazine pouch.
Two lateral inner pouches are placed on each side of the front plate panel. These pouches are highly adjustable and are sized to fit items from a single STANAG magazine up to a AN/PRC-152 radio. The construction with mesh fabric helps draining water after infiltrations from the sea, designed with the goal of keeping the fighter light and efficient. The pouch is adjustable in height allowing the operator to place a single STANAG magazine at the same height and position of two, enhancing mobility and taking fully advantage of muscle memory. A high level of customization also allows the user to configure the pouch to carry an item further away from the body and therefore more accessible during combat or closer to the body to better conceal equipment for covert applications. Extra retention is provided by a bungee cord that is also user configurable in two different positions.
On the side and at the top of the front plate panel are located holes designed for integration with bungee for cable and hose routing. PALS sections are located in the lower portion of the plate panels for horizontally attaching pouches for tourniquets, lights, chemlights and multitools.