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SDF troops use head camera for evidence recording in South Sudan

  • December 10, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 31
  • JMH Translation

Effective Dec. 12, the so-called “rush to the rescue mission” is officially added in accordance with the security legislation to the missions of a Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) unit, which is currently deployed to South Sudan to participate in UN peacekeeping operations. With this additional mission, the GSDF’s activities will enter a new stage. In response to the additional mission, the GSDF troops will use a small-size head camera attached to their helmet so that they can record their activities. Since the scope of rules on the use of firearms will be expanded, the camera is aimed at recording situations when implementing the “rush to the rescue mission.” This is intended to use recorded images as “evidence” to justify the troops’ activities. (Abridged)

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