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Army Testing New Soldier Body Protection System

The U.S. Army plans to test a new soldier protection system by the fall in preparation for future deployment, Army Times reported Wednesday.

The new gear would include two subsystems for the torso area and two others covering the head and eyes. The full system's design builds on shot and wounding data conveying potential exposure points. Program Executive Office Soldier provided the data for the system's development.

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The service branch intends to test the system's lightweight vest component between April and June.

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