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Army designs new harness to protect your groin from blast debris | ArmyTimes

Army designs new harness to protect your groin from blast debris | ArmyTimes

The Army is rolling out a new pelvic protector to shield soldiers from painful and potentially life-threatening injuries caused by the debris, dirt and dust kicked up in an improvised explosive device blast.

The blast pelvic protector, a lightweight ballistic harness that protects soldiers from underneath, was designed by a team at  the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center . It is meant to avoid the multiple surgeries it takes to remove the debris that commonly gets lodged in a soldier’s groin area in the event of a blast. Those wounds are not only painful but can lead to deadly infections.

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