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Kathianne
06-03-2017, 03:54 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/02/air-force-cadet-creates-bulletproof-breakthrough.html


Air Force cadet Hayley Weir had an idea that turned out to be a game changer. "It was just the concept of going out there and stopping a bullet with something that we had made in a chemistry lab." The 21-year-old Weir approached Air Force Academy Assistant Professor Ryan Burke with the idea. He was skeptical.

"I said, 'I'm not really sure this is going to work, the body armor industry is a billion-plus-dollar industry," he noted.

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A patent for the as yet unnamed design is pending, and if money is ultimately made, the Air Force will share the profits with Weir, Ryan and Owens.
"It doesn't feel like it's that great of an achievement," Weir muses, "just because it's been something that we've enjoyed doing."

The Air Force believes it is definitely a great achievement. They are providing the newly graduated 2d Lt Weir with a full-ride scholarship to Clemson University, where she will earn her Master of Materials Science and Engineering, before returning to the Air Force to continue her work.

jimnyc
06-03-2017, 04:28 PM
Damn, can't wait to see a video of this all in action. Should have went private and kept 100% of the profits! But if this works as good as it sounds, hopefully it can save lives, which is all that matters. And if less weight and less intrusive, I would imagine the soldiers will appreciate that as well.

Elessar
06-03-2017, 07:18 PM
My only question at this point is the substance's ability to lessen the
blunt-force trauma from a round, or knife for that matter.

Russ
06-03-2017, 09:10 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/02/air-force-cadet-creates-bulletproof-breakthrough.html

Wow, sounds like an incredible invention, and a great thing for our troops. Great work by Hayley Weir! :clap:

SassyLady
06-06-2017, 03:10 PM
And how do we keep it out of the hands of our enemies?

Kathianne
06-06-2017, 03:12 PM
And how do we keep it out of the hands of our enemies?

Eventually all is known, but patents help. If it's not copying the material, it would be developing new projectiles.

SassyLady
06-06-2017, 03:15 PM
Eventually all is known, but patents help. If it's not copying the material, it would be developing new projectiles.

Just seems that everytime we come up with something to protect our guys the enemies get it. Advantage for us .. less deaths but also takes away our advantage of eliminating enemy. Contractor that produces them needs caveat not to sell to adversaries ... or anyone but USA.