Singapore Armed Forces to introduce new combat uniform in 2009


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Singapore Armed Forces to introduce new combat uniform in 2009
By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 September 2008 0238 hrs



SINGAPORE: Singapore's men in green will be seeing a new combat uniform from next year.

Some 300,000 servicemen will eventually be wearing the new SAF combat uniform with high-tech pixelised patterns on it. The patterns replace the large green patches on the old outfit.

The new material maintains the camouflage effect even when viewed through night vision devices.

It is also designed to be used in war zones that extend beyond the jungle.

Colonel Tan Chor Kiat, Chief of Staff, HQ 9 Division, Infantry, Singapore Armed Forces, said: "When you talk about urban terrain, you are really looking at a very unique characteristic where the opposing forces can co-exist within the same urban terrain in a very volatile system. Consequently, the soldiers are going to get shot at a lot more often, and at a much more shorter distance."

According to the SAF, the new uniform increases detection time by 30 to 50 percent in the urban environment, making it harder for enemies to find their targets.

It is also made from better quality fabric which helps dissipate sweat and heat away from the body quicker and comes with ergonomic features such as extra padding and pockets.

It will be introduced to all servicemen over a three-year period starting from 2009.

The first to receive the new uniforms will be recruits from the January Basic Military Training intake, as well as active personnel and NSmen in their sixth and seventh In-Camp Training years, while the rest will get theirs in 2010 and 2011.

NSmen currently in their seventh to ninth years, however, will not receive the new uniform.

SAF says this phased approach takes into consideration the wear and tear of servicemen's existing uniforms. - CNA/de

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http://www.asiaone.com/static/multimedia/gallery/080902_saf/
 

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Looks like those ah pek batik shirt:bsmilie:
haha but the use of pixelated patterns has been proven to work as very effective camoflague. so yep thats good i guess. whats really good is that its supposed to conduct heat away better :thumbsup: good for future NS men like me. hoho
 

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LOLZ! Those 'rich' ah-peks long ago knew how to 'take-cover' while out with their mistresses in urban war-zones like night-clubs and dim lounges!

The new pattern is called the 'Digital Camo'. Been in the US for awhile now. It's great that it did not take decades for the SAF to pick up on good things. :thumbsup:
 

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LOLZ! Those 'rich' ah-peks long ago knew how to 'take-cover' while out with their mistresses in urban war-zones like night-clubs and dim lounges!

The new pattern is called the 'Digital Camo'. Been in the US for awhile now. It's great that it did not take decades for the SAF to pick up on good things. :thumbsup:
actually, it did take decades. Several units in the US air force (or was it the Luftwaffe) were using this digital camo during WWII. they found it was more effective than painting their planes pure black.
 

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wa, if u wear those batik shirts n wear gold lolex, ppl say u made it. :bsmilie:
Nooooo ... all the KTV and Nite Club Mamasans will start calling you 'Plofessir'! :devil:
 

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actually, it did take decades. Several units in the US air force (or was it the Luftwaffe) were using this digital camo during WWII. they found it was more effective than painting their planes pure black.
Hmmm ... yeesh, I tink I recall sumting liddat - vaugely. But it took awhile for it to come back ... even to the US.
 

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Nooooo ... all the KTV and Nite Club Mamasans will start calling you 'Plofessir'! :devil:
wah, ur unit got KTV & mamasan wan arh? soo happening... which unit is that? :bsmilie:

haha but the use of pixelated patterns has been proven to work as very effective camoflague. so yep thats good i guess. whats really good is that its supposed to conduct heat away better :thumbsup: good for future NS men like me. hoho
i dun like the digital uniform colour that much. but the LBV looks really nice. if got all black de maybe can double duty as photographer vest. i see its photographic potential, 3 large pockets for compact zoom lenses & flashhead, smaller pockets for anti-static brush, extra memory cards & or barang! i guess the mesh material works at keeping the photographer cool. :lovegrin:
 

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i dun like the digital uniform colour that much. but the LBV looks really nice. if got all black de maybe can double duty as photographer vest. i see its photographic potential, 3 large pockets for compact zoom lenses & flashhead, smaller pockets for anti-static brush, extra memory cards & or barang! i guess the mesh material works at keeping the photographer cool. :lovegrin:

hmmm yeah it sounds quite good. heh. the old one also can la.. attach a few pouches here and there can lo. anyway, is it legal to use your NS gear when you're not on reservist? like using the goretex jacket or the LBV?
 

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hmmm yeah it sounds quite good. heh. the old one also can la.. attach a few pouches here and there can lo. anyway, is it legal to use your NS gear when you're not on reservist? like using the goretex jacket or the LBV?
LBV cannot wear outside as street wear, goretex jacket no problem. ah lian oso got their skimpy camo attire (not SAF issue lah... :bsmilie:).

i dun think i will get the new combat uniform le. think i just miss the cut-off date ah. nevermind loh, i bought an LBV that'z superior to SAF's current (LBV) issue! hehee... :lovegrin:
 

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LBV cannot wear outside as street wear, goretex jacket no problem. ah lian oso got their skimpy camo attire (not SAF issue lah... :bsmilie:).

i dun think i will get the new combat uniform le. think i just miss the cut-off date ah. nevermind loh, i bought an LBV that'z superior to SAF's current (LBV) issue! hehee... :lovegrin:
haha wasn't planning to wear LBV out la haha! but if going trekking/camping out at at some of the indonesian islands, can use it not arh? haha

too bad no saf issue skimpy camo. :bsmilie:


eh wah you buy for?
 

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haha wasn't planning to wear LBV out la haha! but if going trekking/camping out at at some of the indonesian islands, can use it not arh? haha

too bad no saf issue skimpy camo. :bsmilie:


eh wah you buy for?
hmmm.. use overseas? i not sure about being stopped at customs on either side. not even sure if the build is that good, doh it looks good. dun think its Lowe-Pro quality loh... :bsmilie:

my off shelf LBV is for annual ICT. i not fit mah, the standard issue give me shoulder ache after hours of deployment.:embrass:
 

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hmmm.. use overseas? i not sure about being stopped at customs on either side. not even sure if the build is that good, doh it looks good. dun think its Lowe-Pro quality loh... :bsmilie:

my off shelf LBV is for annual ICT. i not fit mah, the standard issue give me shoulder ache after hours of deployment.:embrass:
can use non standard issue meh? i'm not in NS yet la, but i thought they only allow standard issue gear?

P.S. where you get the off shelf LBV from? beach road? i looking to mod one for my camera gear when i go overseas, biking for trekking etc.
 

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Nooooo ... all the KTV and Nite Club Mamasans will start calling you 'Plofessir'! :devil:
Wear e batik shirt go there means yr business do until v big. :bsmilie::bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

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