Army Plans to Field New Protective Vest, Armored Shirt in 2019

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  1. AMDR

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    Army Plans to Field New Protective Vest, Armored Shirt in 2019

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    Feb 11, 2016 | by Matthew Cox

    U.S. Army equipment officials are working on a new lightweight, body armor system that combines a plate-carrier style vest with an armored combat shirt.

    The new Soldier Protection System is being designed to provide soldiers with as much as a 14-percent weight savings than the current soldier protective equipment, according to Col. Dean Hoffman IV, the head of Army's Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment.

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    This is critical, the less their armor weighs the more food or ammo a soldier can carry which means longer operating hours. The Light infantry will appreciate this development.
     
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    Whatever happened to that dragon scale armor? I remember seeing it on the history or discovery channel a long time ago. It was supposed to be this revolutionary new armor. I remember they should a test of it where you could literally lay on a frag and not die.

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    Apparently that armor wasn't as good as was claimed, it just had a cool name and an interesting concept. It didn't do too well in Army testing.
     
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