UK’S DSTL TO DEVELOP NEW BULLETPROOF ARMOUR FOR SOLDIERS
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.