Saturday, March 29, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, February 27 2008] Soldiers to Get High-Tech Combat Uniforms

Soldiers of the future operating in winter will wear cold-weather clothing equipped with temperature-adjusting mechanisms. Their color-shifting uniforms will use digital camouflage patterns that mimic their surroundings, be it rocks or trees. Their bulletproof helmets will be outfitted with global positioning systems (GPS), image-transmitting devices and long-distance communications equipment. Previously imaginable only in sci-fi movies, this kind of high-tech gear will be supplied to South Korea's servicemen by 2020.


Soldiers will also be equipped with micro personal computer systems and anti-biochemical capabilities. By 2016 their helmets will be upgraded to resist small arms fire from one to two meters away. They will also be equipped with short-range communication devices, including headsets and image-transmitting equipment.

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