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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Facial Armor

The latest in body armor for US troops is a "facial armor" mask designed to protect the head and face from bullets and fragments. Reportedly, soldiers in Iraq are giving it a try.

It's been suggested that the mask might give soldiers a psychological as well as physical edge in battle. After all, it does bring to mind something else that's also rather intimidating...

Source: Defense Tech