posted on May, 9 2005 @ 11:38 PM
Fox News is reporting that a new, lightweight body armor is being tested by Oklahoma State University's ROTC unit. The suit is made from a material
called "Dyneema" which is known to be extremely strong, lightweight, and flexible.
STILLWATER, Okla. — The U.S. military is testing new body armor that would protect soldiers without compromising mobility.
ROTC students at Oklahoma State University have been testing body armor that is 15 times stronger than steel. Each suit, made of a superstrong
polyethylene fiber fabric called Dyneema and weighing only 10 pounds, is designed to protect against roadside bombs and improvised explosive devices
that have been used against soldiers in Iraq.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
If this armor proves to be effective, it would surely be a welcome addition to a soldier's gear. Unfortunately, few details are available on the
Foxnews site. A Google search turned up the links copied below. Interestingly, DSM, the inventer of Dyneema, is originally a Dutch company.
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[edit on 5/9/2005 by ChemicalLaser]