A look at the Defence news 8 – 15 May

The Ministry of Defence is preparing to replace the personal combat kit of its military personnel. The main reason behind this move is that more and more shortcomings are emerging in the equipment currently in use. Modern and harmonised equipment is paramount to the future safety of armed forces personnel.

The improvements to personal equipment will be implemented via a series of projects, one being the Replacement of Combat Equipment project.  The objective is to acquire a cohesive equipment system comprising a flak jacket and extra kit such as pouches, bulletproof and shrapnel-resistant plates and a backpack.