The U.S. military’s $90 million investment for the advancement in body armor is sure to create a few ripples. With the help of the top research universities, including John Hopkins and Rutgers, in conjunction with other companies, the possibilities are endless.
Developers have worked on two new body armor designs, one that’s better suited for insignificant duties, and another that will provide a more advanced protection for deadlier missions.The Army has undertaken efforts to developed armor for smaller soldiers as well, including women. In fact, the Army is already planning to release body armor targeted at females this month. The plan is to field 600 vests to women serving in Afghanistan.Continue reading