2023 Author: Bryan Walter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 22:24
American and Afghan soldiers at the gabion
The US Army Research and Development Center (ERDC) has developed a new type of ballistic protection for field fortifications - armored wallpaper. According to the army press service, such wallpaper can be quickly pasted on the walls of fortifications. After that, they will protect the fighters inside from flying debris that can occur when mortar mines or bullets hit the defensive structure.
The armor-piercing is made of Kevlar threads, soldered into a polymer film. The reverse side of the film is adhesive. The project for the development of armor-piercing is still at the stage of development. Preliminary tests of various prototypes of the protective film took place at the training grounds of the military bases "Fort Polk" in Louisiana and "Eglin" in Florida and were considered successful. It is not yet known when exactly the armor-piercing can be launched into series.
The US military typically uses abandoned buildings as fortifications or builds temporary fortifications from bricks and cinder blocks. In addition, the military use light observation towers of various designs, armored parapets and gabions. These reinforcements can be quickly assembled and disassembled.