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January 2nd, 2007

Army contract focuses on composites-based vehicle armor

The University of Dayton Research Institute has won a $15 million contract to provide composites-based armor for existing military vehicles.

The program, sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory's Survivability Branch, will use nanotechnology to address an immediate need for strong but lightweight armor for existing military vehicles that could be field ready as early as next year, says Brian Rice, a distinguished research engineer at UDRI and manager of the Army's survivability systems program. In later stages, the program will foster the development of next-generation composite armor for land and air vehicles, body suits, shelters, cargo containers and more.


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