Qualification Operational Test and Evaluation (QOT&E) Test Report for Chemical Warfare Defense Ensemble Gloves.
Final rept. 17 May-28 May 82,
TEST AND EVALUATION SQUADRON (1815TH) WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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HQ AFCC identified deficiencies consisting of loss of manual dexterity and tactility in the current generation CWDE glove. HQ USAF directed HQ AFCC to perform an evaluation on six types of follow-on CWDE gloves to see if an improved glove can be fielded. Tasks used in this test were representative of communications operations, maintenance, and installation skills. The test was conducted with personnel wearingnot wearing the full CWDE Ensemble to check out compatibility of the gloves with the suit. Flying operations were conducted by the Military Airlift Command at Pope AFB, North Carolina. The QOTE found that the off-the-shelf gloves manufactured by Brunswick provided greater dexterity and tactility than current inventory assets. The gloves manufactured by ILCDover significantly reduced circulation in the hands, causing extreme discomfort for the wearer. Long gauntlet type liners were worn. Author
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare