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Functional Textiles for Improved Performance, Protection and Health by G. Sun, N Pan

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11

Key elements of protection for military textiles

J.R. Owens,     Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the currently recognized critical elements of protection for military personnel. A brief discussion of the history, the current state of the art and expectations for the future for each aspect of protection are given. Aspects of protection considered are limited to threats from human adversaries and include camouflage, ballistic protection and protection from toxic vapors, aerosols and liquids.

Key words

protection

chemical warfare agent

ballistic

aerosol

adsorbent

camouflage

11.1 Introduction

The cornerstone of apparel, aside from imbuing modern societies with a sense of modesty, is protection. This ...

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