Malaysian Army Future Soldier Combat Uniform (MAFSCU) MK II
Click to enlarge pictureHighlighting Malaysia’s Soldier Modernisation Program (SMP)
* Identifying the current capabilities of Malaysia’s future soldier system
* Overcoming the challenges of geographical terrain
* Understanding the need to upgrade current systems and looking forward
* Looking at industry opportunities to develop Malaysia’s SMP
Major General Zulkipli
Commander of Fourth Division Infantry
MAFSCU MK 2 is a Malaysian Army advanced technology demonstration project that is part of the Malaysia’s Soldier Modernisation Program. The SMP project seeks to create a lightweight, fully integrated infantryman combat system. It is one technology demonstration project in a series of network-centric, next-generation infantry combat projects the Malaysian Army have developed over the past decade, such as the MAFSCU technology demonstration program.
MAFSCU MK concept envisions the radical use of technologies such as nanotechnology, powered exoskeletons, and magnetorheological fluid-based body armor to provide the infantry with significantly higher force multiplier than the opposing force.
However, the stated concept is not Malaysian Army traditional doctrine, and is not intended to answer every situation that Army would face; rather, the concept is meant to serve as an end goal to strive to reach or to compromise with current technologies and to stir imagination and dialogue on how these technologies and concepts can help soldiers in the near future.