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


Maikeru

Junior Member
Registered Member
As many as 50 poverty villages have sprung up in the area. What makes you think that they are so expensive?
Mainly the cost of construction and maintenance in such a harsh environment. Still on reflection probably cheaper than mini-nuclear reactors - for now.
 

MwRYum

Major
It is a lot more mundane than that. Power lines.
Major bases that erected with concrete structures will have power lines for sure, but those forward based barracks (closer to the border) doesn't have such luxury (if otherwise, they won't have go for the light-weight barracks design introduced earlier this year), so likely a mix of solar and diesel, with power storage devices?
 

by78

Lieutenant General
Some images from a joint Sino-Vietnam disaster relief exercise. Note the army pockets are slanted, which differ from the new combat uniforms we'd seen so far. I wonder if these are the new work uniforms.

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LawLeadsToPeace

Junior Member
Registered Member
Some images from a joint Sino-Vietnam disaster relief exercise. Note the army pockets are slanted, which differ from the new combat uniforms we'd seen so far. I wonder if these are the new work uniforms.

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Out of curiosity, is there an ergonomic difference between those types of pockets?
 

MwRYum

Major
Maybe that type of uniform is for the strategic support force only.
Unlikely, one of the goals for the new camo is to eliminate the practice of "branch specific style", so it's unlikely for them to revert to old ways so quickly.

We've been reading about some of the outfits wearing the new camo but with visible different in cutting. Thus, it's likely that there are newer iteration of the BDU that incorporated improvement(s) in the design post-feedback.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
Generally that how most uniform systems development works. You have the initial prototype then issued for user trails. Those users cover a wide base of specialities to get as broad a perspective as possible. It’s actually kind like how drugs and Vaccines are supposed to be tested. You want as broad a range and background as possible to gage if the aspects of the product meet as much of the needs as possible. For military uniforms that means infantry, Armored crewmen, Aviation crews, medical, SF, staff personnel, trainees, Veterans, Males, females, Petite, giants,Skin types, Arctic, Tropical, dry, wet and more. To determine how durable, flexible, comfortable, capable, breathable, scalable, Tailorable, manufacturable, ergonomic, protective and appropriate the uniform is for actual long term. Even after officially being accepted and issued uniform often have new wear and modifications issued on a regular basis as input comes in. Like is the rank insignia better here of there. Should we add this or that because of issues here. Did the trousers rip or wear out prematurely because we should have added this. This new material makes it better because of X. And so on. Uniforms are in there own way a living thing, changing and evolving to match their organization and mission needs.
 

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