New hel­mets stop bul­lets

Townsville Bulletin - - World Snapshot -

THE US Army has its troops cov­ered from head to toe as it pre­pares to is­sue hel­mets that can halt a bul­let at point-blank range and new moun­tain boots for climb­ing the rugged ter­rain of Afghanistan. The En­hanced Com­bat Hel­met will come on line in the north­ern au­tumn, al­though lead­er­ship is work­ing to get them in the hands of troops even sooner. The hel­met is made of a sta­teof-the-art plas­tic and has stopped zero-de­gree ri­fle bul­lets.

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