BEIJING, Oct. 29 -- Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense (MND)，introduced more details on the improvement of border defense troops' training and living conditions on plateau by the high-tech applications at the regular press conference in Beijing on October 29.
In terms of accommodation, a new dismountable self-energized insulated cabin is equipped, which can be built by service members themselves and is self-sufficient in energy. Wu said that in areas where the outdoor temperature is -40℃ with an elevation of above 5,000m, the indoor temperature can be kept at higher than 15℃. Moreover, the newly-developed outfits, such as the new individual sleeping bags, down training coats and cold-proof boots, are characterized by cold prevention and heat retention, portability and higher comfortableness, which have been specifically designed for alpine cold areas.
Wu added that the new thermal insulation devices for food storage are also equipped and new-type outdoor instant foods for alpine cold areas are under trial. The outdoor instant food can effectively get self-heat at an elevation of 3000m and a temperature above -30℃. In addition, a batch of new-type insulated vegetable cellars with moisture-proof, anti-freeze, and fresh-keeping functions have been built and put into use. The UAVs are also used to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to duty posts to overcome the inconvenience in materials replenishment.
The logistic support capabilities are directly connected with the combat effectiveness. The application of high-tech means will facilitate the construction of logistic support capacity and promote the troops' war preparation work, Wu stressed.