BY NICOLE HAO
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.