The U.S. Army decided to re-purpose legacy body armor vest into the newly-designed Modular Scalable Vest configuration, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. The contract, from U.S. Army Contracting Command and announced on Friday, is valued at more than $24 million and covers re-purpose to new body armor configuration, the Modular Scalable Vest (MSV).
Experimental Study on Shock Wave Mitigation Capability of Polyurea and Shear Thickening Fluid Based Suspension Pads
The present experimental study investigates shock wave mitigation capability of potentially new personal protective equipment (PPE) suspension pads made from polyurea and shear thickening fluid (STF). The shock tube test results show that when placed behind Twaron fabric systems with thickness ranging from 2 mm to 18 mm, the replacement of conventional flexible foam pad