Border troops in Tibet get high-tech support

2020-12-16 22:43:30

Troops stationed in Ngari prefecture of the Tibet autonomous region were provided recently with more advanced high-tech equipment, including cold-resistant clothing, bedding and other gear to strengthen border defense. [Photo/Screenshot from CCTV NEWS] Troops stationed in Ngari prefecture of the Tibet autonomous region were provided recently with more advanced high-tech equipment, including cold-resistant clothing, bedding and other gear to strengthen border defense. In a harsh environment where altitudes top 5,000 meters above sea level and with lower temperatures and thinner air, it is crucial to provide them with customized winter clothing that is both lightweight and cold-resistant. According to a report by CCTV, troops were also provided with detachable self-energized insulated shelters that allow sunshine to enter through big windows. Temperatures inside can rise to 15 C even though it might be -40 C outdoors. The latest logistical support improvements also include self-cleaning, biodegradable latrines, greenhouses for fresh vegetables grain and storing coal.