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Bomb-Resistant Boxers and Bullet-Resistant Helmets
The Butt Bomber wishes he had known about this, huh?
Bomb-Resistant Boxers to Be Manufactured by New York Company And then, there's this:
Designed to protect against improvised explosive devices, Blast Boxers have been available in Europe for about six months by British manufacturer BCB International Ltd. But now the protective shorts made of Kevlar fabric that purportedly protect soldiers in areas where standard body armor does not will be manufactured in upstate New York within three weeks.
"We are creating a product here for the U.S. military; everything will be made and manufactured in the United States," BCB's Edward Schmitt told FoxNews.com Wednesday. "We're hoping to have them available by the middle of March."
Schmitt said the washable undergarments -- which weigh 6.8 ounces and will cost roughly $95 retail -- are currently being evaluated by military units worldwide, including the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. The product is compliant with standards issued by U.S. military officials for usage in combat zones, he said.
"What we're trying to do is to provide a meaningful level of protection in a new threat environment," Schmitt said. "We're trying to protect the femoral artery."
Injuries to the femoral artery, which is located in the thigh and is divided into three parts, can be fatal without immediate medical attention due to rapid blood loss. Other common injuries from makeshift explosives typically found in Iraq and Afghanistan include a ruptured colon or loss of genitalia.
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