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armour

(US), armor
1. Nautical the watertight suit of a diver
2. Engineering permanent protection for an underwater structure
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Rhys Pullin, from Cardiff University, said: "Applications for this technology go way beyond body armour, and will pave the way for further partnerships."
Broadsword Spine body armour consists of an integrated battery pack, wire-free conductive textiles, and connectors able to supply or receive up to 5A of current while communicating data via USB.
Results: During the study period, 105 combat casualties with penetrating torso Injury, inspite of wearing body armour at time of injury, were received in 'Emergency Reception' of Combined Military Hospital, Peshawar.
A hail of bullets struck two soldiers, with one suffering a serious gunshot wound to the neck and another having a lucky escape as a round struck his body armour. The platoon's commander was also hit in the leg.
The report contains 100 tables, charts and figures that quantify and forecast the military body armour & personal protective gear market.
FC Porto's Pereira said: "Evra is going to have to wear body armour. If I 'm called negro, I laugh.
"With the equipment we now have, like the body armour that saved my life, we cannot fail to crush the Taliban." The Parachute Regiment's Lt Jonny Mortimer-Hendry, 23 - with him during the attack in Nahr-e-Saraj, Helmand - said: "Some would say he is an honorary Para!
It just shows what a fantastic piece of kit the body armour system is."
The 26-year-old from Bangor, Northern Ireland, survived being hit by a bullet because a side plate fitted to his armour, known as Osprey body armour, absorbed the force of the shot, the Ministry of Defence says.
Ceramic based armour plates used in current body armour systems to cover large areas of the torso are heavy and bulky, restricting movement and contributing to fatigue, particularly in harsh environments like Afghanistan.
The double-edged sword of the body armour issue--weight vs.