Oh those? They've been known for quite some time and covered on multiple occasions in this very thread. Ah well.
I keep hearing people talk about armor being ugly but I don't see how it's different from the other country's armor? Looks similar to what the US and Russians have.
Maybe they do that to maintain visibility and/or integrity of their goggles from the elements like sandstorms and rain? Plus, other countries do it, so why not?
Actually only the bottom one has glasses on. The marine with nvgs on doesn’t. I agree with your statements in regards to the tolerance of the goggles and the training stuff. However, like I said why not? Based on previous pics of marines and soldiers with goggles, they most certainly use em a lot. So in this case, they most likely did this as some sort of cool pr shot to show off and point out their new gear.The whole point of military grade ballistic goggles is that they should be multi-coated to prevent things like fogging and rain/spray build up that would obscure vision.
If there are such basic quality issues, it would be infinitely better for that to come up during training than to only be discovered in combat.
On the pictures provided, note that while those soldiers also have their goggles hooded, they are still wearing ballistic glasses.
The goggles should be airtight once properly secured, and are intended to protect the wearer from things like smoke and gas as well as kinetic impact. As such they can get pretty uncomfortable pretty quickly in even mild climates, so it’s no wonder western troops deployed to the ME prefer lighter weight glasses which allows air to freely flow for better cooling.
Those PLA marines should either be wearing the goggles they were issued, or they should also have lightweight glasses issued.
But I think By78 has a point on the PLA still having a mindset of trying to protect kit rather than use it.
Are these the old style ones? I think I only seen these once years ago for a promo photo. Maybe they want to adopt these more widely now with gear renewal?
Nvg's and so far, they are still being distributed. If you do some searching in older posts, there has been videos and pictures of PLA troops using these types of nvg's.Does anyone know what is the telescope like thing attached to the helmet? I have never seen any PLA member using it. What is its function?