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The Army is Testing Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor  |Defense One

The Army is Testing Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor |Defense One

Spider silk is one of nature’s toughest substances, similar in strength to the Kevlar plastic found in bulletproof vests but much more flexible. Kraig Biocraft, a company out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, genetically altered silkworms to produce a fiber that’s similar to pure spider silk. Today, they announced an Army contract to test this so-called Dragon Silk for possible use in body armor.

Source: The Army is Testing Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor – Defense One