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M98A1 ACHILLES COMBAT BOOTS, INFANTRY,WITH ANTI- PERSONNEL CONTACT MINE PROTECTION CAPABILITY

M98A1  ACHILLES  designates newest improved version of Serbian indigenous design of combat military boots which has unique feature – providing of foot protection against all stan¬dard anti-personnel contact mines containing up to 45 gr of TNT.  According to their outer appearance and characteristics (weight, general ergonomic aspects, foot comfort and soldier mobility, durability, water-resistance,  etc.) this boot belongs to up-to date design of modern combat boots intended for difficult infantry or special operation forces combat requirements in various climate and ground conditions.

These features make M98A1 ACHILLES footwear-of-choice for worldwide members of infantry units and wide range of special operation forces. Anti-personnel mine protection capability has becom¬e an extremely important characteristic of combat boots at the beginning of 21st   cen¬tury  in view of the growing threat of AP mines nowadays and its ever increasing use in numerous low-intensity conflicts, including anti-guerrilla warfare, anti-terrorist warfare, civil wars, peace-keeping/peace-making operations, as well as in crisis manage¬ment operations etc.

In addition to the primary application-combat use, the M98A1  ACHILLES  boots can be very important equipment for diverse civilian (humanitarian organi¬zations members in particular) who are in many cases more exposed to the action of  silent and horrifying threat of anti-personnel mines. Having in mind millions of pieces of such weapons,   dispersed in many crisis areas all over the world   (Sub-Saharan Africa, South .and South-East. Asia, the Balkans, etc), these boots should become an irreplaceable part of equipment of any soldier and member of humanitarian organizations.