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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...

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...

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training
Why Ballistic Vests Should Be Worn During Training The only way police officers can learn how body armor will affect their performance is by wearin...

How effective is the ballistic helmet?

How effective is the ballistic helmet?
I’m not terribly old. In fact, I feel, at best middle aged. But I am old enough to remember a time when SWAT teams did not always use Ballistic Hel...

PASGT Ballistic Helmet - MICH Ballistic Helmet - The Differences and History Explained

PASGT Ballistic Helmet - MICH Ballistic Helmet - The Differences and History Explained
Ballistic Helmets As modern weaponry has advanced over the decades, the need to improve the protection that soldiers wear into battle has required ...

How to react to an active shooter attack

How to react to an active shooter attack
Active shooter phenomena seems to be an ongoing issue nowadays. In the unlikely event that you are tangled in a terror attack, you need to follow t...

The Weakest Link — Saving Police Officers Lives

The Weakest Link — Saving Police Officers Lives
Do words such as bulletproof, bullet resistant, and brand names create a false sense of security? These kinds of questions swirl around the muddied...

Ballistic Solutions

Ballistic Solutions
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 807,000 hardworking men and women employed as police officers and detectives in law enforce...