The Netherlands’ Soldier Transformation OnGoing (STRONG)
On 28 January 2021, the Dutch Ministry of Defence reported that 12 Infantry Battalion, based in Schaarsbergen, has received 40 new sets of combat clothing and equipment as part of an enhanced logistical operation called Soldier Transformation OnGoing (STRONG). This operation intends to facilitate the modernisation of the Dutch soldier’s equipment. 12 Infantry Battalion is the first unit to receive equipment as part of STRONG. The programme solves logistical issues of long procurement and distribution schedules by utilising a “mobile fitting room” where soldiers can fit new equipment and have it adjusted according to their needs.