De­fense in­dus­try gad­gets go on dis­play in London

The Washington Times Daily - - Business - THE ECON­OMY

LONDON | Trans­formable ro­bots and weight­dis­tri­bu­tion ruck­sacks are among the cut­tingedge prod­ucts on dis­play at a London show­case for de­fense sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy.

The Min­istry of De­fense’s Cen­ter for De­fense En­ter­prise on Tues­day un­veiled the lat­est gad­gets and giz­mos be­ing de­vel­oped by smal­land medium-sized en­ter­prises for use in sup­port­ing Bri­tain’s troops.

Com­pa­nies with re­search con­tracts from the De­fense Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Lab­o­ra­tory pre­sented their designs at the show­case, from fab­ric key­boards for mil­i­tary uni­forms to gun­shot-de­tec­tion sys­tems for hel­mets.

Prospec­tive buy­ers also tried on weight-dis­tri­bu­tion back­packs fit­ted with spe­cial cool­ing pan­els and looked at masks de­signed to max­i­mize the ef­fi­ciency of oxy­gen de­liv­ery.

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