The ATPC-SPEAR System from KDH Defense Systems is the culmination of 4 years of research and development with the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The ballistic shape used in the ATPC-SPEAR is based on the U.S. Special Operations SPEAR shaped ballistic panels. The SPEAR ballistic shape is a battle proven design that combines ballistic coverage and operator mobility, which are two phrases that normally oppose one another. In addition to the many standard features of the ATPC-SPEAR, it can also be used with the KDH CORELOAD weight reduction system. The CORELOAD allows the weight of the vest to be moved from the shoulders to the hips similar to that of an alpine backpack. With CORELOAD, the overall weight of a tactical vest is spread out across the strongest parts of the musculature thus creating a faster operating vest that fights fatigue while giving superb ballistic coverage.