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Center for New American Security – “Soldier Protection Today”

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

“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.

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