Infantry Combat Equipment (non-firearm): Vests, Body Armor, NVGs, etc.

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  1. Josh Luo
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    So just like China's dependence on imported chips, Chinese body armors still depend on imported Kevlar and other materials? If such dependence were the case, is this the reason why we don't see ordinary Chinese infantry with body armors?
     
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    We don't really know since China makes its own para-Aramid fibers as well. But I'd rather assume they use local made while the imported goes into goods like tires.
     
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    What are you talking about??

    The body armor market isn’t military only. A minority share like 30% most likely comes from private contractors who imported because of price concerns. The army itself is bound by law not to use anything not made by themselves unless approved by the government first.

    Body armor is standard equipment. In situations where mobility is the greatest concern, soldiers might choose to drop pieces of it
     
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    IR521 thermal binocular...

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    I used to work for DuPont( the creator of Kevlar fiber) in China, when I was there, I had a chat with a co-worker working in the Kevlar department, he said there were some companies that produced aramid fiber on par with Kevlar.
     
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    Said to be the new pattern

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    Hmm...doesn't look digital, this one...blend multicam with Type 07 pattern?

    Also...*sigh* high-vis insignia. Enemy snipers sent their "Thank-You" note for that one.
     
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    Considering the uniform shows its of someone from the joint staff department I suspect they're probably not working in the field and more in office buildings where the threat of snipers is somewhat lower.

    as important is that we know they've trialled low vis patches with at least one of the uniform sets that have been issued on a limited basis before so it's not like they're unaware of its relevance when appropriate

    low vis.jpg low vis 2.jpg
     
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    A return to shoulder-mounted rank insignia? I find this somehow not very credible.
     
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    About damn time.
    Digital is a poor term as all modern camel age patterns are digital as they are enervated by a computer. Pixilated is a better term.
    The standard type 07 pattern set is based directly off the early generation patterns adopted by the US and Canada based off what could be called gen 3 pixilated pattern... you know what I’ll just quote myself.
    And that bottom line if this is the real deal seems to be what we see above. Adoption of a macro and micro pattern blended in the type 07 color way.
    I kinda do. Because if we track back to last year we saw a ton of new patterns and types emerge. What it seem to me to be happening is a Prototype spin up. We are I suspect witnessing the PLA wear testing new prototype uniforms by units. We saw the same thing for a period before launch of the type 07 standardized. Where from 03-06 it seemed like they had new uniforms coming out of the wood work. The Same thing was done by the US army before the ACU and OCP.
    Basically the PLA uniform board is looking around and saying “Type 07 was Okay but it’s now 12 years old. Time to update ideas people.” So you have ACU clones like the ones in Blitzo’s post. You have Multiclone, AOR Desert clones and now this. Each one is trying not just different patterns but different styles. Some may want to return shoulder ensignia others may want chest or collar. It could be that this form of uniform is only meant for some types of wear.
    The US today has basically a uniform for the Garrison and one for the field. The garrison set is more traditional BDU style well the field uniform is designed to be optimized for wear with body armor. Well shoulder ensignia are fine for traditional BDU garrison duties.
     
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