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Diamonds Will Safeguard the Next Generation of U.S. Soldiers #Military #Army

Diamonds Will Safeguard the Next Generation of U.S. Soldiers #Military #Army

Designing military body armor is like racing without a finish line: Weaponry will always advance, so armor must constantly evolve. But races without ends still require leaders and trailers, and those who build armor are about to come out ahead, according to some experts. As body armor advances, it provides improved protection and a more lightweight, better fit. Armor that weighs less makes soldiers more mobile, and it helps designers redistribute that weight to other parts of the armor so it can provide increased security. But there's only so far that a product can advance using the same materials. Every so often, engineers experiment with a new way to protect soldiers — and this time, it's with diamonds. See also: The Army Wants Soldiers to Wear Solar Panels and Bionic Knee Braces "There's technology that's about to be released that will reduce the weight of [a soldier’s ...

Full article: http://mashable.com/2013/12/31/military-armor-future/

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