The material difference

August 9th, 2021

A U.S. Army Paratrooper, part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, engages targets with an M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise. Photo: U.S. Army/ Paolo Bovo. New technologies in anti-ballistics are just beginning to emerge, offering opportunities in this protection market.  by Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. As tensions and danger prevail in many parts of the […]

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What’s new in ballistic materials

January 11th, 2021

Blast wave and fragments require a different kind of protection. Photo: The next leap in these protective technologies is on the horizon.  by Debra Cobb For the past few decades, para-aramid fibers and UHMWPEs (ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene) have been the standard bearers in ballistic textiles. But the changing nature of warfare and the need […]

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