U.S. Army Opts For Body Armor With Dyneema

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DSM Dyneema fiber SB71

The U.S. Army selected a new body armor system, the Generation II Soldier Plate Carrier System (SPCS), to provide ballistic protection to soldiers operating in harm’s way. The SPCS, designed by Point Blank Enterprises, incorporates Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology to achieve proven ballistic protection and weight reduction up to 30 percent, creating the lightest soft body armor with Dyneema system ever to be fielded to the U.S. Army.

DSM Dyneema manufactures ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber (Dyneema) using breakthroughs in polymer science and uni-directional engineering to achieve the protection of aramid products with less weight and enhanced wearer comfort and mobility. Dyneema is up to 15 times stronger than steel and up to 40 percent stronger than aramid fibers, on a weight-for-weight basis.

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