Accession Number : ADA617888


Title :   Overview of the Development of Australian Combat Ration Packs


Descriptive Note : General document


Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION FISHERMANS BEND (AUSTRALIA) LAND DIV


Personal Author(s) : Bui, Lan ; Moon, Terry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617888.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The introduction of continual product improvement-whereby items are replaced or reformulated depending on feedback from soldiers and sensory evaluation of specific foods and beverages-has led to a steady improvement in both the nutritional quality and acceptability of combat rations. In addition, prototype ration packs have been developed for specific purposes and include light-weight rations, hot climates rations, and modular rations. Combat rations remain vital to the performance of our soldiers during training, on field exercises and on operations. Continued research in Defence food and nutrition is essential to ensure that ADF members are provided with combat rations that deliver the nutrition required to sustain optimal cognitive and physical performance.


Descriptors :   *NUTRITION , ARMY PERSONNEL , AUSTRALIA , COGNITION , HISTORY , HOT REGIONS , LIGHTWEIGHT , MILITARY RATIONS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY) , SHELF LIFE


Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE