The study describes the development of a plug-in module of the realistic 3D Digital Human Modeling (DHM) tool RAMSIS that is used to optimize product development of military vehicle systems. The use of DHM in product development has been established for years. DHM for the development of military vehicles requires not only the representation of the vehicle occupants, but also the representation of equipment and simulation of the impact of such equipment on the Warfighter. To simulate occupants in military vehicles, whether land or air based, realistically, equipment must become an integral part of the extended human model. Simply attaching CAD-geometry to one manikin’s element is not sufficient. Equipment size needs to be scalable with respect to anthropometry, impact on joint mobility needs to be considered with respect to anatomy. Those aspects must be integrated in posture prediction algorithms to generate objective, reliable and reproducible results to help design engineers making better products. Products that are safe, comfortable and appropriate for the Warfighter.