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AUSA 10: US Army mulls over body armour options

25th October 2010 - 22:19 GMT | by Andrew White in Washington, DC

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The US Army could deploy with a new scalable and modular body armour system within the next couple of years, according to BAE Systems.

Speaking to Land Warfare International at the AUSA Annual Meeting on 25 October, the company said the army remained 'tight lipped' about evaluation of various solutions which were delivered in September for trials.

LWI understands that other companies invited to offer up solutions included Armorworks, PPI and Point Blank. Each company delivered ten prototypes to the army, it is understood.

Based on its Ultra Lightweight Warrior system, BAE Systems' Scalable Soldier Protection System (SPSS) a concealable …

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