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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png NATO
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Icon-side-redfor.png CSAT
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Armour rating Level I
Mass 80
Storage capacity 0

Rebreathers are ballistic-resistant vests used by BLUFOR, REDFOR and INDFOR factions in ArmA 3.


Worn by the combat divers of NATO, CSAT, the AAF, police divers and certain special operations units, Rebreathers utilise closed circuit mixed gas recycling to provide a constant supply of oxygen for the wearer. They weigh a total "mass" of 80 but do not provide any space for storing items.

Although not specifically designed with resistance against ballistic projectiles in mind, Rebreathers are rated at Level I protection standards. They cover the wearer's diaphragm, abdomen and pelvic region, with each part sharing a base armour value of 8 (and a 50% damage reduction modifier).

On land, a Rebreather by itself will not do much aside from providing basic protection against pistol calibre bullets. Once submerged beneath the water's surface however, Rebreathers will completely eliminate the need for the diver to catch their breath by resurfacing; the user can now stay underwater for an indefinite amount of time.


  • Black: All-black colour scheme with yellow strips. Used by NATO's combat divers, CTRG operatives and the Tanoan Gendarmerie.
  • Khaki: Darkened khaki scheme with tan-coloured parts. Exclusive to CSAT frogmen.
  • Olive: Olive green colour scheme with black-coloured components. Only utilised by the AAF's diver units.


  • Rebreathers should not be confused with the SCBA "backpacks" that were added in the Contact expansion pack. Unlike the former, the latter do not provide any functionality while the user is submerged.
  • Following the release of the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario, Tanoan Gendarmerie police divers are also depicted with using the Rebreather in limited numbers.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.
  • Alongside wetsuit uniforms, there is a fourth texture for the Rebreather that remains unused within the game files (Texture name: diver_equip_co.paa). It appears to use a unique two-tone dark green/grey-coloured version of CSAT's Hexacam pattern with olive green straps and black parts.


See also

Wearable vests in ArmA 3
Level I Raven VestRebreatherTactical Vest
Level II Deck Crew VestPress VestPolice Vest (Gendarmerie)
Level III Carrier LiteCTRG Plate Carrier Rig Mk.1GA Carrier Lite (Rig, GL) • Modular Carrier Vest (Lite, GL)
Level IV Carrier Rig (GL) • CTRG Plate Carrier Rig Mk.2EOD Vest
Level V Carrier Special Rig
Armourless Chest RigIdentification VestKipchakLBV Harness (Grenadier) • Leg Strap BagMulti-Pocket VestRangemaster BeltSafety VestSlash BandolierTactical Chest Rig
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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