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Repair and protect: damage detection for soldier safety

Plextek has created a detection system to immediately identify any damage to a soldier’s armour while still on the battlefield. The system can even identify hairline fractures, which often go undetected but can seriously compromise reliability. Claire Apthorp caught up with the programme to find out how the technology can immediately inform a soldier whether their armour has experienced hidden damage, without the need for bulk routine X-rays.

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