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Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor | Defense Update
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Warfighters Will Be Able to Press and Repair their Armor | Defense Update

Research chemists at U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have developed and patented a transparent thermoplastic elastomer armor that will be lighter, and more resistant. It will also be repaired in the field, using tools similar to pressing irons.

Conventional transparent armor consists of multiple layers of glass and polyethylene, that results in thick, heavy panels to achieve desired levels of protection. The use of soft material also causes the bulletproof glass to degrade in transparency over time. Also, when bullets hit the window, they shatter the surface…

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