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Kevlar or plastic? New armor lighter, provides same protection – Pacific – Stripes

Kevlar or plastic? New armor lighter, provides same protection – Pacific – Stripes

Lightweight plastic body armor will replace Kevlar-based protective equipment used by U.S. troops in 2019.

The new Torso and Extremities Protection system, which has been undergoing field testing at bases across the U.S., weighs about 23 pounds — 25 percent lighter than gear worn today, said Lt. Col. Kathy Brown, a program manager for Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment at Program Executive Office Soldier.

Source: Kevlar or plastic? New armor lighter, provides same protection – Pacific – Stripes