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

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

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The Chinese military is equipping soldiers stationed in Tibet with newly developed helmets embedded with a self-destruct button. The button will trigger 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. 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. The new helmet is part of a so-called “individual soldier digital combat system” given to troops in the Tibet theater command. They face Indian troops at …

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