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書名 Lightening body armor : Arroyo support to the Army response to Section 125 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 / Kenneth Horn ... [et al.]
出版項 Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012
國際標準書號 9780833058447 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0833058444 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  623.441 L6268 2012    在架上  -  30500101435793
說明 xvi, 48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
系列 Rand Corporation technical report series ; TR-1136-A
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1136-A
附註 "Rand Arroyo Center."
Includes bibliographical references (p.45-48)
"The body armor that U.S. forces wear in Afghanistan is effective against ballistic threats: There have been no reported penetrations of the body armor or fatalities when the currently issued body armor was struck by projectiles it was designed to stop. However, current body armor is heavy in weight and makes up a large portion of the load that soldiers and marines carry on patrol and into combat. This report summarizes a congressionally directed study of how body armor weight can be reduced. The research examined four approaches to lightening body armor: refining requirements, using modular configurations, improving testing, and improving materials. The study found that a 10 percent reduction in weight appears to be about the most that is realistic in the short term if overall protection is to remain constant; nonmateriel approaches can result in a greater than 20 percent weight reduction, but such approaches pose difficult choices about the amount of protection provided to soldiers. The report concludes with a comparison of the four approaches, general conclusions and recommendations, and responses to each of the eight congressionally raised issues." --From publisher description
主題 United States. National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Body armor -- Standards -- United States
Body armor -- United States -- Testing
Body armor -- Technological innovations
Body armor -- Afghanistan
Afghan War, 2001- -- Casualties -- Prevention
United States -- Armed Forces -- Safety measures
United States. Dept. of Defense -- Appropriations and expenditures
Alt Author Horn, Kenneth P., 1937-
Rand Corporation
Arroyo Center
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