SAPI Plates and Saving Lives in the US Military
Body armor has been used by warfighters for millennia. As with any weapons systems, countermeasures are developed. Body armor (depending on type) provides protection to the body from varying kinds of attacks from blunt force trauma, edged weapons, bullets and fragmentation. Historically body armor was leather, bronze or steel. The Romans were known for very high quality scale steel armor over 2,000 years ago. While this Roman armor would be no match for even a small caliber handgun, this armor...
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