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Deploying soldiers could see lighter body armor by 2018 | ArmyTimes

Deploying soldiers could see lighter body armor by 2018 | ArmyTimes

The Army is pushing forward with its efforts to enable soldiers to carry a lighter load, especially while deployed.

From 2018 to 2021, troops could see a replacement for the improved outer tactical vest, new head protection that resembles a motorcycle helmet, and eyewear that goes from light to dark in under a second.

The new gear is under development at Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, and is part of the new Soldier Protection System.

Source: Deploying soldiers could see lighter body armor by 2018