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The heavyweights take on ballistics

A new partnership of industry heavyweights, including BAE, QinetiQ, Permali Gloucester, MIRA and Sigmatex, has set its sights on developing advanced materials to protect soldiers. While IEDs remain the Taliban's favourite and most effective method of disabling fighting vehicles and soldiers, Dr Gareth Evans reports on a new multifaceted approach to improving ballistic protection.

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