Adjusting the focus in smart materials for the military

September 9th, 2016

The nature of military warfare has undergone a seismic change over the past twenty years with the result that theaters of engagement and the demands they make on military personnel are now more diverse and complex than ever before. Traditional procurement policies of buying in bulk to ensure standardization and cost efficiency are being questioned […]

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BAE’s military vest features wearable tech

July 22nd, 2016

U.K.-based BAE Systems has introduced a smart fabric tactical vest made from conductive yarns that can charge and power electronics via USB to alleviate the cluttered wires, cables, battery packs and other impracticalities that can hamper soldiers in the field. Developed in partnership with British military wearables company Intelligent Textiles, the vest can provide power and […]

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