In contrast, the average U.S. soldier's combat gear costs the equivalent of nearly 20 high-end iPhone 6s, the newspaper estimated, without stating its sources. According to an Associated Press report in 2007, which cited Pentagon officials, the average U.S. soldier costs about $17,500 to equip.
Also to know is, how many pounds does a soldier carry?
Weight Of War: Soldiers' Heavy Gear Packs On Pain. Soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan routinely carry between 60 and 100 pounds of gear including body armor, weapons and batteries. The heavy loads shouldered over months of duty contribute to the chronic pain suffered by soldiers like Spc.
How much weight does the average Marine carry?
A 2007 study found Marines typically carry 97 to 135 pounds of gear, leading to increasing injuries. Military studies acknowledge that combat soldiers are carrying too much weight — often more than 100 pounds.
What a soldier can do?
Soldiers do many things, from shooting enemies, to digging defensive trenches. They are used to defend their country, or attack another country's army. It is difficult, and soldiers must be in good shape, both physically and mentally. Working in the army and wearing the uniform is called service.