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Improving the Army's kit: Body armour and uniform

Since British operations in Afghanistan began in 2001, much has changed - not least the kit the soldiers on tour in the country are expected to use.

More than £6bn has been spent on what are known as Urgent Operations Requirements, in addition to the MoD's annual budget of around £34bn.

Colonel Mike Ross, Defence Clothing Team Leader at the MoD's Equipment and Support Organisation, explains how a soldier's body armour and uniform has evolved during the mission in Afghanistan.

BBC News - UK troops in Afghanistan

  • 20 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK