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The US military is putting sensors on body armor that can detect and measure exposure to potentially harmful blasts

The US military is putting sensors on body armor that can detect and measure exposure to potentially harmful blasts
In the wake of an Iranian missile attack on US forces in Iraq in early January, 110 US troops were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries. Initial reports indicated there were no injuries, due in large part to the difficulty of detecting and diagnosing TBIs, Defense Department officials have explained.

Researchers Develop Formula That Makes Body Armor Substantially Stronger

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Boron carbide is very effective at stopping bullets fired from most handguns. But when bullets are coming at it faster than 900 meters per second, its ballistic performance is quickly lost and it cannot be relied upon

Using Silicon For More Efficient Body Armor

Using Silicon For More Efficient Body Armor
This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) Scientists at Texas A&M University are working to develop more durable body armor. Th...

Body Armor Close To Vibranium? The Future Is Here!

Body Armor Close To Vibranium? The Future Is Here!
Vibranium may only exist in the Marvel universe and have an extraterrestrial origin (of course), but we’re getting closer and closer to creating su...

The Evolving Urban Threat

The Evolving Urban Threat
...despite the changing threat levels in our society, there are easy and unobtrusive methods you can take to mitigate the risks and better protect yourself and your work place or home. The key is to keep up with technology, because we know the bad guys will.

 

How to Buy Body Armor for Undercover Officers

How to Buy Body Armor for Undercover Officers

Boy Raises $80K To Buy Protective Ballistic Vests For Police K-9s

Boy Raises $80K To Buy Protective Ballistic Vests For Police K-9s
K-9 officers don't all have ballistic vests. I actually just assumed this was something included in tactical gear for the dogs but the majority of ...

How to Choose Body Armor?

How to Choose Body Armor?
Introduction With the recent rise in the need for protection, we may want to wear body armor for different reasons. You could be a police officer o...

Bomb Blankets, for when you really, really need a security blanket

Bomb Blankets, for when you really, really need a security blanket
Linus had his security blanket, and modern law enforcement and security personnel now have one too - the bomb blanket. A bomb blanket is a flexible...

Ballistic Panels, Hide in Plain Sight

Ballistic Panels, Hide in Plain Sight
The problem with an active shooter is that we rarely know when and where one will spring up. If we had any inkling of an impending attack, we could...

Select the Right Body Armor for Your Needs

select the right body armor for your needs
If there is a chance you could find yourself in a situation where bullets are flying, it may be time to buy a bulletproof vest. These vests are usu...

What 4 Questions You Should Be Asking When It’s Time To Buy Body Armor?

What 4 Questions You Should Be Asking When It’s Time To Buy Body Armor?
Law enforcement officers that opt not to wear body armor on a regular basis are up to four times more likely to be killed from a gunshot wound to t...