View Full Version : Forgot to add Kifaru into the mix

09-20-2009, 04:03 AM
Was reading this bite-sized article in Monocle - September 09

"A staggering 10 to 15 percent of the Danish infanteers deployed with the International Security Assistance Force in Afganistan are suffering lasting disability caused not by enemy action but the huge equipment and stores loads that they are expected to shoulder, according to Colonel Eigil Schjønning, commander of the Danish Army Combat Centre."

"It is common to have soldiers carrying belt kit, weapon, body armour, ammunition and packs totalling up to 70kg and Schjønning says that many soldiers are dealing with it by taking painkillers daily. In a drive to overcome this, he told the WBR Soldier Technology conference in London that two new major recommendations from the Combat Centre were to redesign the 12-month infantry physical fitness training and conditioning regime and secondly to deploy physiotherapists - who are already stationed at field hospitals - at forward operating bases"

They forgot to add "deploy with a Kifaru when carrying heavy loads" too :D