It will be interesting to see how long it takes to issue it to the rest of the defence force. I note that the article in the Army news states it will go to 1NZ Bd and 1NZSAS first, then from October next year to the rest of the regular force, although it's not clear whether that is NZDF Regular force or just army regular force.
The New Zealand Defence Force's new combat uniforms and weapons are being put to the test in a four-day urban warfare exercise.
Soldiers are trying out the new multi-terrain camouflage uniforms, and using recently purchased light support machine guns, while testing urban combat tactics at Rotorua's Army's combat school. The new weapon gives soldiers a higher level of capability and replaces the old 5.56mm C9 light machine gun.
Post by No longer identifiable on Mar 31, 2013 21:48:29 GMT 12
Certainly looks about a million % better than the crap clothing we had in the late 1970's. The wet-weather gear was so useless that we would take our own parkas, etc. on weekend exercises. Even a wet suit worn underwater would be drier than the army parkas. Mind you, I did like the range and power of the FN SLR.