MOLLE is the military acronym for “Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment” which is a load bearing system of interconnected gear and pouch components that was originally developed in 1988 and came into widespread military use after the September 11th 2001 attacks. This load carrying system offers soldiers, marines, and special forces professionals options and versatility depending on the situation they are going into, or find themselves in. The most common MOLLE pouches used in the battlefield are for ammunition, sidearm magazines, grenades (40mm, frag, smoke and flash bang), hydration, first aid, as well as dump/utility, radio and flashlight pouches of which AFMO offers a wide variety of each.
The ability to choose pouches and pockets for specific missions and quickly attach them to vests, packs, bags, plate carriers, thigh rigs, or chest rigs has become a must for many tactical and combat situations. Being able to gear up and move out quickly always provides a tactical edge in any combat situation where precious minutes, and even seconds count. MOLLE pouches are also offered in a variety of colors and camouflage patterns which provides additional tactical benefits depending on the situation.