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):

Report Date:

2014-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE