Armor designed to be worn by any surviving SPARTAN Is, IIs, or IIIs, after the Human/Sangheili peace.
is heavier and stronger than standard UNSC Marine/Army armor, because with their enhancements Spartans would wear regular armor and equipment like it was normal clothing, and can handle stuff 2-3 times heavier with ease. it is merely armor panels and ballistic/cushion vest over BDU, with none of the strength enhancements or shields of the MJOLNIR system.
Something like ODST armor, but designed specifically for Spartans, borrowing heavily from the appearance and layout of the Mark V MJOLNIR armor so that everyone will know a Spartan is on the scene. With the large amount of devastation wrought by the Covenant, support and manufacture of MJOLNIR armor is no longer feasible on any basis, as the resources are better used for reconstruction projects.
i f---ed up the assault rifle on his back..