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Bullet Proof Vests for the Military

February 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 141

The most popular form of body armor is the bullet proof vest. Most military organisations have men year-round near areas where they might need protection. The military has been great for the development of the modern-day bullet proof vest. They have rigorous tests and trials they put each vest through before they decide to issue them to their forces. This helps the manufacturers of the body armor to address and solve and issues relating to new versions.

Military bullet proof vests but why?

When at war bullet proof vests becomes an invaluable tool. Each soldier has to deal with the fear of being shot everyday they are in action. The bullet proof vest while not fully elevating that fear of death. It does assure the wearing of one thing; if a bullet does hit the torso the vital organs are sufficiently protected. Most vests have high quality camouflage patterns applied to the outer layer. This means that the armor doesn't make the soldier anymore visible to enemy while being its being worn. The use of alumina ceramics inside a Type III bullet proof vest insures that the wearer can still move quite quickly and relatively easily around the field. It also provides reliable protection from most ballistic battlefield weaponry.

Another great thing about military body armor is that its engineered to provide the modern-day soldier with extra tactical pockets and storage for pen knives, ammo etc. The most obvious difference in military armor to other body armors is the extra long metal plates offering a more comprehensive 360 protection type. The plates can usually be added to protect not only the torso but also the groin and the upper arms area. These plates are usually just Type IIIA. The highest level of protection and a protection type that's usually bought by the military is Type IV. This armor is used when the soldier needs protection against armor-piercing rounds or.30 calibre rounds. This is the highest level of protection offered to anyone.

The Military Future For Body Armor

As more materials like Dragonskin® and Spidersilk are developed, body armor for the soldier will become more and more comfortable. The end result will be an armor that feels like you haven't really got any on while still giving ultra protection against ballistic damage. Another great step forward might be the use of full body armor. The whole body while be covered in a ballistic protective shield that's still light weight. Also the ballistic protection level while hopefully increase enough to cater for every eventuality.

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