The modern Australian soldier is at the cutting-edge of military technology - equipped to engage the enemy by night or day, whatever the terrain or conditions. His EF 88 assault rifle is an Enhanced version of the F 88 Austeyr, which was adopted by the ADF in 1988. The rifle is equipped with Night Fighting Equipment, including infra-red laser, illuminator and range finder. The lightweight Tiered Combat Helmet makes provision for integrated communications and night vision equipment, while also providing ballistic protection. His gear includes modular belt webbing, body armour and an assault pack.