The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – The Israeli Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (ADW) unveiled on Tuesday nine new cutting-edge pieces of military technology that will be added to the IDF’s arsenal in the coming years.
The revolutionary defense technologies were co-developed with local and international defense contractors, and are expected to be game-changers in future wars with Hamas and Hezbollah. Read more
LAWRENCE, Kan. (NBC News) — This year whenever Kevin Willmott is teaching, he will be wearing a bulletproof vest.
The film and media professor at the University of Kansas says it’s a way to “protest” a Kansas law that now allows students and others to carry concealed handguns on campuses without a permit and without training.
“The vest is this reminder that yeah there could be a gun in your presence here, and it’s a bad thing. It’s to give people discomfort,” Willmott says. Read more
HAMPTON, Va. – Hampton Fire and Rescue strapped on new gear Tuesday.
They recently purchased black vests.
“They’re technically ballistic vest and one of the big differences in that is everyone believes they are bulletproof, they’re not,” Battalion Chief Anthony Chittum explained to News 3. “They’re called a level three and they’re made to stop a certain level threat.”
Chittum said they started planning to buy the armor about a year ago.
They decided to spend $650 on each one due to rising concerns nationwide about first responders safety when dispatched to 911 calls.
“We really wanna look at it as an insurance policy. We would rather have the added protection and not need it, than when all of a sudden an emergency comes up and we don’t have the equipment,” he said.
Fire officials said crews typically won’t wear the vest if they’re responding to something like a house fire. Read more
The U.S. Army is testing a new helmet designed to offer full ballistic protection to a soldier’s entire head. Looking like something out of Starship Troopers, the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) protects a soldier’s entire head, including for the first time the face and jaw, from injury. The helmet is scheduled to head to the troops next year.
Army helmets were first issued in the years leading up to World War I. The helmets, made of simple pressed steel, were heavy and offered very little in the way of real protection against bullets. Helmets offered protection against grazing bullets, ricochets, and shrapnel, but against rifle rounds they were next to useless. The use of heavy steel made covering a soldier’s head below the ears impractical.Read more
As the terrorist continues to strike, so the question of people serving for the nation is in a constant fretful situation which need to be overcome and let the soldiers be well equipped with safety and protective gear.
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