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NSRDEC-Developed Body Armor Saved Lives in the Battle of Mogadishu

On the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, Matt Daly — who currently works in the Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center”s Soldier Protection and Survivability Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center — reflected on his time at NSRDEC years ago as a captain in the Army and the

New Army Jungle Wear Gives ‘Trench Foot’ the Boot

On Monday, the US Army updated plans for its Jungle Combat Boot (JCB), a boot that it hopes will tackle trench foot, among other things. Traditional issue footwear works well in sand, asphalt and high heat, but falls short in humid, wet conditions, which can lead to trench foot, according to the US Army. And,

Army Designs Small-Unit Sustainment System that Deploys Rapidly for Soldiers

Soldiers on the move in small units need a shelter they can set up quickly, use as an operations center and still get a good night’s sleep, Army researchers say. A project is underway to give soldiers a solution, one that infantry soldiers have already put to the test. The Small Unit Sustainment System is