Armed Forces News

Soldiers and vehicles alike could someday benefit from significantly better protection from enemy fire, thanks to a material composition under development by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Arizona State University.
The material, a copper-tantalum alloy, has shown that it continues to provide protection in extremely hot or cold conditions. Because of those factors, and its ability to conduct electricity effectively, researchers believe it could be used to enhance body and vehicle armor. The alloy material also has been proven to withstand initial stresses and retain its protective capabilities.