SAF combat troops get new top to stay cool

Third Sergeant Zheng Zuda in the new faster-drying hybrid uniform.
Third Sergeant Zheng Zuda in the new faster-drying hybrid uniform.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

A new, cooler hybrid uniform for outfield training will be given to soldiers in all Singapore Armed Forces army combat units by the end of the year. The long-sleeved top, with a T-shirt-like material for the body and sleeves made of pixelised fabric used in the standard No. 4 uniform, helps to reduce the risk of heat injuries.

It is designed to be worn with soldiers' load-bearing vests during activities such as combat physical training and outfield exercises.

Servicemen will still be required to don the No. 4 uniform for other routine activities. All soldiers in the 3rd and 6th Battalions of the Singapore Infantry Regiment have been given two sets of the new uniforms.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2018, with the headline 'SAF combat troops get new top to stay cool'. Print Edition | Subscribe