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Body armor nicknamed “bullet-proof custard”

Advanced Textiles, Products | Apr. 1, 2011 | By:

A revolutionary new form of body armor nicknamed “bullet-proof custard” has been invented to help save British troops’ lives. It took a team of scientists with the global defense and security company BAE Systems in Bristol, U.K., to formulate the top-secret substance, which will absorb the force of a shot or shrapnel by thickening and hardening instantly on impact and dispersing the impact over a wider area than the heavier Kevlar® vests. BAE Systems will develop the liquid armor so it can take the force of more powerful guns, including the AK-47 assault rifle. The company believes soldiers could be using the new protective vests in two years.

SOURCE BAE Systems

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