Date: Aug 13, 2015
By: Chung Li-hua and Jason Pan / Staff reporters
The National Audit Office has reported procurement irregularities and possible graft involving the Army Command Headquarters procurement program, with discrepancies found in the quantity of tactical gear purchased for soldiers and items not meeting the required specifications.
According to the results of an investigation released this week, protective vests purchased did not have the anti-infrared functions that were stipulated in the procurement tender.
The anti-infrared feature of the vests helps soldiers conduct nighttime stealth missions by enabling to them avoid detection by infrared cameras and thermal imaging devices. [FULL STORY]