A summary of the Infantry Weapons 2012 conference, by a delegate

One overriding impression from the Infantry Weapons conference last month was that the infantry soldier of today is invariably carrying too much equipment. As a result, mobility and freedom of manoeuvre is impaired or compromised. Strength and physical fitness can help mitigate the effect of the weight burden but adverse terrain or climate can easily tip the scales to the point where physical exhaustion degrades performance. Weight reduction is, therefore, a key factor on the mind of everyone...
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