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Hi-tech body armour

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Hi-tech body armour

The MoD is aiming to reduce the burden on the dismounted soldier. It is hoping the technology industry will come up with something that will lighten the load on a soldier to 25kg while improving protection levels of body armour.


The Ministry of Defence has released pictures of new technology it is developing, or hopes to develop.

The images were released alongside the Defence Technology Plan, which sets out the MoD’s long-term research needs. It aims to encourage tech companies and academics to come up with the next generation of flying, spying robots and new lightweight tanks.

Quentin Davies, minister for defence equipment and support, said exploit new technologies is "vital" for battlefield success.

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