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Center for New American Security – “Soldier Protection Today”

“Soldier Protection Today” by Center for New American Security researchers Lauren Fish and Paul Scharre examines
the state of soldier protection today – both its value and limitations.

Their findings include:
-Body armor is effective at ballistic protection.
-Such protection comes at a price, and the weight of body armor has increased substantially.
-The conservative nature of body armor standards may mean that armor is overdesigned in several respects. -This means there may be opportunities for weight savings while still addressing the most prevalent threats.
-Body armor does not provide adequate protection from blast-induced brain injury, the signature wound of today’s wars.

Download your copy here.


3 Responses to “Center for New American Security – “Soldier Protection Today””

  1. jbgleason says:

    In other news, water is wet and bleeding is bad.

    I didn’t download the study yet but I hope there are some more groundbreaking conclusions than what were listed there and I hope that wasn’t done with government funds.

  2. Chris says:

    I have a question I wanted to ask you about the report via email. Is the appropriate email?