Title: Effectiveness of Military Combat Protective Gear
Technology has become so greatly advanced it is hard to accept the fact that military casualty rates continue to increase at an alarming rate. Are U.S. soldiers receiving the best combat protection possible? Soldiers only have ballistic protection on their chest to protect their essential organs. Major arteries and veins are left unprotected.
A qualitative case study was conducted using in-depth interviews with several military personnel. Interviews were also conducted with managers from companies that produce ballistic fibers and fabrics for Army Combat Uniforms (ACU). In addition, research documents were reviewed and analyzed.
In conclusion, a soldier needs full body protection when in combat. A ballistic, full body uniform design, using Dragon Skin, Kevlar and Spectra Shield, has been created utilizing entrepreneurial design skills. Now that military weapons have become more advanced, it is crucial that ACU meet the demanding threats that soldiers face on the battlefield.