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Singapore introduces new solider personal equipment

2nd December 2020 - 04:00 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore

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New personal equipment the Singapore Armed Forces is rolling out to ground combat units will bring a range of improvements for troops.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is in the process of issuing a series of new personal equipment, aimed to reduce load stress, increase heat dissipation and improve troop mobility and endurance. This includes a locally developed load-bearing system featuring a patented laminated material.

The load-bearing system consists of a vest, body armour carrier and belt components. Parts of the vest are laser-cut and feature a belly band and yoke system aimed to distribute load to the core and shoulders respectively.

The SAF will issue the vest in ‘standard’ and ‘enhanced’ versions, with the latter distributed to infantry, commandos and guards

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Chen Chuanren

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Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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