MOD unveils futuristic uniform design

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(London Post)    Sensor-laden body armour, a smart watch that monitors life signs and smart glasses with integrated cameras are all part of a futuristic design for military uniforms, unveiled today.

The first phase of the concept has been developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) with industry partners Kinneir Dufort and SEA Ltd with the British Army. It will be on display at the Future Soldier Showcase at DSEI, in the Land Zone.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:

In an uncertain world, it is vital that we continually look at the future threats our Armed Forces might face. The Future Soldier Vision, which is supported by the protected Defence budget, our £160 billion equipment plan and the very best of the UK’s science and technology expertise, demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our soldiers have the kit they need to keep our country safe.

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