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Study looks at ongoing Army, Marine efforts to lighten body armor, troop load | ArmyTimes
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Study looks at ongoing Army, Marine efforts to lighten body armor, troop load | ArmyTimes

The Army and Marine Corps continue to work together to try and reduce the weight of troops’ body armor, according to a recent government study.

The study by the Government Accountability Office noted joint efforts to reduce the weight of body armor and listed multiple options in the works to further decrease the load.

The report, released this month, evaluated work done by both the Army and Marines since 2003 to protective aspects of body armor while reducing the weight of the equipment. On average, body armor weighs about 27 pounds, according to the

study by the Government Accountability Office.

That makes up a good chunk of the average total load of 117 pounds being carried by Marines and 119 pounds being carried by soldiers, according to the report.

Source: Study looks at ongoing Army, Marine efforts to lighten body armor, troop load