In a solid piece of investigative reporting, WHEC of Rochester, New York reports that local firm A.J. Hughes Screw Products may have supplied defective screws for combat helmets.
I-Team 10 Investigative Reporter, Brett Davidsen, reports that the now defunct A.J. Hughes Screw Products was sub-contracted by Gentex Corporation to make parts for Army and Air Force helmets. According to court filings unearthed by WHEC investigative reporters, A.J. Hughes was subcontracted to supply screws that attach the chin strap of the Advanced ... Continue Reading →
A researcher from MIT claims that computer models suggest that face shields added to combat helmets could help reduce blast-induced traumatic brain injury or “TBI” for US military troops serving in combat zones.
Found below is the news release from MIT
MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010, 3:00 P.M. ET
MIT Study: Adding face shields to helmets could help avoid blast-induced brain injuries
– Researcher releases computer models that show effect of simulated explosions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained ... Continue Reading →
The Army Times had an interesting article on Equipping the soldier of the future. Found below are key highlights of the article and SFTT’s analysis.
Key Highlights and SFTT Analysis:
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- The Army has been pushing to identify gear soldiers need or want, find the best solutions and field them quickly. The result is state-of-the-art gear going from idea to inventory in less than a year. Some of these projects have made their way into the ranks; others are ...