The blue hippos on the insert are the icing on the cake.
New Player Enters Flexible Armor Battle: Evolution Armor
[Developer Alan] Bain said the armor is currently so expensive to make that only the most elite units would likely be able to afford it. Special Forces may order and use armor the regular Army doesn’t get, and is currently testing this to see of it’s something they want.
And officials with the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier confirmed to Military.com that the service was putting its search for flexible armor on hold because it deemed the scalar technology too immature.
Still, it’s great to see more players vying for some of the body armor pie. More developers with more ideas makes a significant breakthrough more likely.
September 13, 1923. Washington, D.C. “W.H. Murphy of the Protective Garment Corp. of New York stood less than ten feet from [Frederick County, Md.] Deputy Sheriff Charles W. Smith in police headquarters Wednesday and let the deputy fire a .38 caliber revolver straight at his chest. When the bullet hit, Murphy never batted an eye. Inventors ot the bulletproof vest, which weighs about 11 pounds, have put iten the market for the protection of police and other officers in emergency cases. The bullet which Deputy Smith fired into the vest Wednesday was presented to him for a souvenir.”
Found at Shorpy.com.