UK’S DSTL TO DE­VELOP NEW BUL­LET­PROOF AR­MOUR FOR SOL­DIERS

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UK De­fence Min­is­ter Har­ri­ett Bald­win has launched a new bul­let-proof ar­mour project un­der­taken by the De­fence Science and Tech­nol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory (DSTL). The new lighter, more flex­i­ble body ar­mour has been de­signed to pro­tect troops from bul­lets on the bat­tle­field. A unique syn­thet­i­cally ad­justed ce­ramic ma­te­rial used in the ar­mour can still stop bul­lets, the UK Min­istry of De­fence stated.

A re­search has found that wear­ing ce­ramic ar­mour re­duces sol­diers’ weight by 35 per cent, there­fore mak­ing them faster and more com­fort­able in a war­zone while main­tain­ing a high level of pro­tec­tion.

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