New Military Liquid Body Armor (Video)
Posted on October 16, 2006
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Conventional military body armor, made up of kevlar and ceramic plates has many drawbacks:
Weighing in at over 20 pounds, it’s very heavy, and can slow soldiers down. It offers very limited protection; only protects the torso, leaving other areas of the body vulnerable.
This dated armour may be getting a high tech replacement. University of Delaware Chemical Engineer, Norman Wagner has developed a way to make full body armor that is only slightly heavier than regular clothing. This is achieved by treating a layer of kevlar fabric with a special liquid that contains millions of tiny particles of glass. This treatment makes it possible for the one layer of kevlar to repel a bullet. See the video below.