29 Jun '11, 12am

SAF's new 2-in-1 body armour for soldiers increases mobility and reduces chances of heat injury.

SAF's new 2-in-1 body armour for soldiers increases mobility and reduces chances of heat injury.

The new Integrated Body Armour (left) is in pixellated camouflage colours and weighs all of 6.5kg - light compared to the bulletproof vest and a second load-bearing vest worn previously (right), which weighed 10.5kg together. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG View more photos A TWO-in-one body armour which protects soldiers from enemy fire and heat injuries has raised the survival odds of Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) personnel. The vest, in pixellated camouflage colours, weighs all of 6.5kg - light compared to the bulletproof vest and a second load-bearing vest worn previously, which weighed 10.5kg together. Not only does the light weight improve soldiers' mobility, it also speeds up their deployment such as when they go on patrol in Jurong Island or on peacekeeping missions abroad. It takes just 15 seconds to don one, 30 seconds less than before. Military Expert 3 Saravanan, wh...

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