GLOSSARY – SUPPLY ARMY
The military is an institution that is responsible for the defence of a country or nation. It is usually composed of professional soldiers and military equipment, and can be used for national defence operations, peacekeeping operations, emergency relief operations and counter-terrorism operations. Armies can also be used for offensive operations, such as wars or invasions, but this depends on the principles and policies of each country.
- Military Equipment
Military equipment refers to the various tools, weapons, and vehicles that are used by military forces in order to accomplish their mission. This can include items such as firearms, tanks, aircraft, ships, and communication and surveillance equipment. It also includes personal protective equipment, clothing and individual gear worn by soldiers, such as body armor, helmets, and backpacks. The type of equipment used by a military force will depend on the specific mission or operation they are undertaking, as well as the resources available to them. Some military equipment is designed for specific roles like reconnaissance, transportation, or combat.
- Military Surplus
Military surplus refers to equipment, supplies, and other materials that are no longer needed or wanted by a military organization and are sold or otherwise disposed of to the general public. This can include items such as clothing, firearms, vehicles, and other gear. These items are often sold at discounted prices, and are sometimes used for a variety of purposes such as hunting, camping, or as props for film and television production.
This term also refers to shops where second-hand or new military clothing or equipment is sold.
- "Grade 1"
Here, second-hand refers to a product, garment, equipment that has not been used or has not been used several times. Its condition varies between "new", "as new", "very good condition" and "good condition".
This means that it shows little or no signs of use, depending on the item you are looking at.
It should be noted that as a supplier of military surplus, there may be variations in condition, colour and insignia, and this is also taken into account when awarding grades. For example, we ensure that a Grade 1 item is in good condition but also without major variations.
- "Grade 2"
The term "second hand" here refers to an item that has been worn and enjoyed many times to which we offer the possibility of a second life.
Depending on the article, the state of wear may vary. The same grade 2 does not show the same signs of wear, but depending on the item, there may be traces of rust, some stains, signs of wear, not necessarily on the outside, but it may be on the inside of the garment or equipment. These signs of use do not prevent the use of the product, nor the wearing of the garment in question. Being cheaper than Grade 1 products, it allows you to buy second-hand products, equipment and clothing at a lower cost.
Grade 2 includes the presence of variations of the same item. This means that there may be items in good condition but with potential variations in badge, colour (e.g. khaki green, olive green) or condition.
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- Military reform
Military reform generally refers to changes in a national defence system or the organisation of a country's armed forces. These changes may include modifications to command structures, recruitment and training policies, combat doctrines, equipment and budgets. Military reform is often implemented to improve the effectiveness of the armed forces, to respond to new threats and modern technology, or to reduce costs.
There are different types of military reforms that can be implemented, some of which may be more radical and others more gradual. Reforms can also be politically, economically or socially motivated and are often accompanied by defence and national security reforms.
It is important to note that military reform can also cause disruption and uncertainty for military personnel and their families, and can be a source of political controversy. It is therefore important that reforms are carefully considered and planned to minimise negative impacts and maximise national security benefits.