Military Marines US army froze to death during a training exercise in Norway, passing near the borders of Russia. The reason was the shortcomings of the uniforms, which were not suitable for use at very low temperatures, reports Defense News.
According to the website, the maneuvers under the name of Joint Viking 2017 took place in March with the participation of around 200 us Marines. “They thought that they would be warm, but they freeze like hell” – said the representative of the Swedish manufacturer of winter clothes Torraka Jonas Ridem.
According to him, it happened because the manufacturers of the Arctic forms of U.S. troops have focused on layering. Meanwhile, such important factors as blagotvorenie, was not taken into account. As a result, instead of freezing in the outer layers of clothing, sweat evaporates from the surface of bodies of soldiers who were freezing in the inner layers too close to the body. However, due to layering of clothes, the military was like an inflatable Michelin man.
#MonochromeMonday: @USArmy @USMC @RoyalNavy & @NorwegianArmy conducting winter warfare training in preparation for #JointViking pic.twitter.com/QiySirWolN