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Lighter Combat Helmets in Store for Army

There are two timeless complaints soldiers make: what they eat, and the weight they carry. A Vermont company is set to help with one of those after being awarded a maximum $98 million contract to produce the Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II, 24 percent lighter than the current model, according to Revision Military, the manufacturer.

Navy Scientists Create Synthetic Hagfish Slime to Protect Personnel and Vessels

Scientists and engineers from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) have successfully recreated a defensive biomaterial found in hagfish to aid military personnel. A synthetic component of hagfish slime, derived from the compound”s alpha and gamma proteins, has been developed by biochemist Dr Josh Kogot and materials engineer Dr Ryan