Tuesday, January 12, 2021

China Develops Helmets for Soldiers With Self-Destruct Button: Report

The Chinese military is equipping soldiers stationed in Tibet with newly developed helmets embedded with a self-destruct button.

The button triggers an embedded bomb to go off, killing the soldier.

“At a battalion or brigade level command center, a commander monitors a soldier who is far away by using the navigation system. The commander can activate the self-destruct function of the soldier’s helmet if he can’t get in contact with him,” state-run media China Observer reported on Dec. 27, 2020.

Soldiers can also press the button themselves. “If a soldier is seriously wounded and doesn’t want to be captured, he can activate the self-destruct function himself. This can maintain his dignity, as well as prevent the enemy from obtaining this system,” the report stated.

via www.theepochtimes.com

I surprised George Lukas didn't think of this.

https://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2021/01/china-develops-helmets-for-soldiers-with-self-destruct-button-report.html

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Comments

The classic self-destruct button in the British Army was to order the cavalry into action.

But seriously, the soldier's commander can kill him at the press of a button? Won't the soldiers take their helmets off first?

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 12, 2021 3:47:36 PM