Traveller Combat Environment Suits under development by US Army

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From: PS Bowen psbowen@acpub.duke.edu
Subject: Re: Soldier's body armour
On Fri, 10 Mar 1995 yltsai@twain.oit.umass.edu wrote:
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> I do believe that the US Military is starting to issue heavier body armor
> to the infantry (something similar to bulletproof vests). Helo crews
> already have the heavy "chicken plate". I can't confirm this though.

American infantryman (army and Marines) have been wearing kevlar flak jackets for at least the last 10 yrs. New trials are being conducted by the Army and Marines with full body armor that is liquid cooled, helmet mounted IR sights, minicomputers, etc.... all of this for the standard infantryman.


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