Taiwan to equip Marines with new bulletproof vests

Asia One
Date: Sep 23, 2015

The Defence Ministry yesterday said that newly acquired bulletproof vests will be distributed to the R.O.C. Marine Corps later this year amid recent criticism raised by a Marine who said that those in use are “poor in quality.”

Speaking during a press event, military spokesman Luo Shao-ho said the Marine Corps had already acquired a total of 6,000 new vests, which are scheduled to be given to all Marines this December.

According to the Marine Corps headquarters, the latest bulletproof vest is the same model worn by a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel surnamed Hsu as shown in his recent photos.

Hsu has recently been receiving media attention after posting photos of himself wearing self-bought military equipment and gadgets rather than standardized gear after criticising the military equipment in use for being outdated and poor in quality.     [FULL  STORY]

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