How "Smart" Uniforms Could Protect Future Troops

Scientists have created a new breathable material that could protect troops from chemical and biological threats, the US military says.

The newly-developed material offers more protection in chemically-contaminated environments by reacting to threats, blocking them from penetrating the uniform.

US Soldier

The 'second skin' changes at a molecular level to prevent contamination without affecting the wearer, and was developed by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Joint Science and Technology Office. 

The military says the new uniforms could be seen in the field in less than 10 years, meanwhile.

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