"Blast-proof" wallpaper that could shield officers from blasts is being created
Moves of lightweight sticky wallpaper, lined with extreme Kevlar filaments, could be conveyed by troops to fortify the dividers of interim structures.
The coating lessens the measure of garbage sent flying at the inhabitants of a building on the occasion of an explosion. A model was shown at a presentation of armed force developments held at the Pentagon on Thursday.
"The thought of covering within structures to decrease the risk of to the inhabitants is not new," said Justin Bronk, research expert at the Royal United Services Institute.
"What shows up generally new about this ballistic wallpaper is that it can be rapidly and effortlessly connected by non-concentrated units at short notice. This gives critical potential strategic preferences."
Without the wallpaper, a divider that is hit will "rubblize," said Boone, throwing shards of rock and mortar at the fighters inside. However, when the impact happens with the wallpaper introduced, he clarified that the fabric goes about as a "catcher's net," and has the capacity contain the flying rubble and keep flotsam and jetsam from harming officers.
"The thought of covering within structures to decrease the threat of [debris] to the inhabitants is not new," said Justin Bronk, research expert at the Royal United Services Institute.
The ballistic wallpaper was shown at the first Department of Defense Lab Day among 100 developments from US Army engineers.