PA to acquire 79,066 pairs of jungle olive green 'Kubar' boots
March 7, 2014 10:59 am
MANILA, March 6 — Aside from acquiring more modern and potent weapons, the Philippine Army (PA) announced that it will be buying 79,066 pairs of jungle olive green "Hukbong Katihan Boots" (Kubar) for the use of its soldiers.
Army spokesman Lt. Col. Noel Detoyato said the "Kubar" were inspired by the latest athletic shoes and military boots construction technology.
It added that the above-mentioned boots offers protection, maximum stability, comfort and protection in actual combat training and operations.
Detoyato said the "Kubar" is more durable than the present combat boots for field use. Thus, it provides special features which include comfort, safety, and weight reduction.
There are three color options for the finished Kubar boots, urban black, jungle olive green, and desert Mojave khaki.
Detoyato said that after a series of research and consultations with the best shoe manufacturers, and the test and evaluation conducted at the Research and Development Center of the Army Support Command, the PA introduced the "Kubar" on Nov. 27, 2013.
He added that the PA believes that soldiers deserve only the best so that they in turn can provide excellent service, especially in performing their duties in combat related missions.
This project is in-tuned with the Army Transformation Roadmap, which is geared towards making sustainable impact not only on the Army’s systems, processes and organizational capability, but more importantly in the individual soldiers. (PNA)