Naval Research Laboratory Driving Advances in Military Body Armor

Faced with the vital task of strengthening and improving the body armor of the Navy and Marine Corp., the Naval Research Laboratory is engaged in an ongoing effort to provide maximum protection to the warfighter, while trying to avoid the pitfalls of excessive weight or discomfort. Peter Matic, Ph.D., the branch head of the Multifunctional Materials Branch (Code 6350) of the Naval Research Laboratory, recently spoke to IDGA about spearheading these efforts. The NRL, headquartered in Washing...
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