Kig-Yar combat harness
The combat harness worn by the Kig-Yar is a type of body armor and environmental suit issued to the Kig-Yar that served the Covenant's military. It provides basic protection from hostile fire and the elements.
Compared to the combat harness worn by the Sangheili, the Kig-Yar's combat harness is rather simple. The armor of a Kig-Yar Minor and a Major does not offer protection for the head or upper arms of its wearer. While not all, many of its variants feature a point defense gauntlet as a basic equipment. Made of a blue and silver metallic material, the armor protects its user from basic small arms fire. Isolated pieces of the armor protrude from each toe of the Kig-Yar, to protect its foot. Generally, the Minor dons a point defense gauntlet on their left arm to shield them from a majority of small arms fire. On their right arm, the Kig-Yar wears a protective piece of armor that shields their arm while they are firing their weapon behind the cover of their shield. Some variants of the combat harness give Majors additional protection on the arms in the form of partial pauldrons. Aside from the addition of targeting headgear, Kig-Yar Snipers do not receive any additional armor components.
Kig-Yar mercenaries that serve in Jul 'Mdama's reformed Covenant faction generally receive similar armor to what they wore in the old Covenant. The combat harness of a Kig-Yar Storm is nearly identical to that of a Minor. However, the armor worn by a Kig-Yar Heavy features a helmet that protects its users head. The helmet and targeting gear worn by Snipers covers a larger portion of its users head.
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