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Armoured vehicle manufactures look on the light side to shed weight

When it comes to ballistic protection, vehicle manufacturers experience the same problem as dismounted soldiers: the weight of armour. To tackle the problems created by heavyweight armour – such as difficulties in transport and manoeuvrability – vehicle manufacturers have been working on new materials and methods in a bid to maintain the same level of protection at a lighter weight. We take a look at innovative developments underway. Claire Apthorp reports.

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