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Bullet proof style ‘custard’ could protect future soldiers

05 June 2017

BAE Systems and Helios Global Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the use of liquid armour technology.

Advanced Technology Centre - Liquid Body Armour (Image courtesy of BAE Systems)

In testing, bullet proof ‘custard’ has proven to stop projectiles effectively and when combined with Kevlar, a synthetic fibre, the two could provide numerous benefits for wide applications. 

The one feature that makes this technology so unique is, when the liquid is struck it actually hardens. 

Speaking about liquid armour, Anne Healey, BAE Systems’ General Manager – Canada said: “Liquid armour could offer our troops increased protection but be lighter, allowing for greater manoeuvrability. I’m pleased we have been able to sign this MoU with Helios as its reputation in ballistic and blast protection means they’re well placed to help deliver this capability to Canada in the future.”

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