I’m definitely interested in this things ability to hump some awkward loads (mortar, javalin, AG kit, maybe up to say a MK19 and support gear, not all on one ruck but spread across a few, as well as seeing options for attachable carry methods for those pieces of equipment. Like a specific pack capable of holding the CLU and some sustainment gear that’s easy to get the CLU in and out, and a specific pack that can hold the tube and some sustainment gear. Another neat idea would be for the packs to have 60mm pouches sewn into them, like how they had the radio pouches on the ALICE packs, maybe a few slot for like 2-3 60mm, that way they are high and close to your back.
In a SASO/COIN/whatever environment, large, oddly-shaped or dense objects (think C-IED emmitters) are a very common load. Most others lug a 3-day pack. Full rucks get tossed on for tons of water on extended patrols.
In a smashmouth conflict, some of that stuff will still be around, but probably the main ruck is going to spend the majority of its time strapped to the mobility platform.
I know it’s an environment we need to stay capable of fighting in, but I scratch my head whenever I think of any coalition force fighting in the jungle. God help us if we try, ‘cause we are not ready.