Armor plates' ballistics protection scrutinized for Soldier safety
Photo Credit: Conrad Johnson, RDECOM
The team discusses the ballistic performance of the Aluminum Alloy 7017 plate versus a different candidate aluminum alloy plate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Oct. 15, 2013. (From left) William "Randy" Everett, Foreign Comparative Testing project officer at RDECOM headquarters; Denver Gallardy, general engineer in the Armor Mechanisms Branch; Brian Placzankis, team leader for the Corrosion and Surface Science Team; Rich Squillacioti, materials engineer and leader of the Specifications and Standards Office; Tyrone Jones, mechanical engineer in the Armor Mechanisms Branch; Kevin Doherty, materials engineer in the Lightweight and Specialty Metals Branch.
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