But do they stop skiddies?

The US Army has developed kevlar grundies for combat:

When it comes to the many “life-changing” injuries that can result from an IED blast, the loss of a limb is probably the first one that springs to mind. But injuries to the pelvic region that leave soldiers with the inability to have children can obviously be just as devastating. That’s why the U.S. Army has developed a Pelvic Protection System – dubbed “Kevlar boxers” or “combat underpants” by some soldiers – to protect dismounted soldiers patrolling Afghanistan roads.

The U.S. Army developed the Pelvic Protection System after taking a lead from British forces that employed “Blast Boxers” made by Cardiff-based military accessories provider BCB International. The U.S. version consists of two layers of protection – a Tier I protective under-garment – or “PUG” – and a Tier II protective outer-garment – or “POG.”

Worn like shorts, the PUG is worn under a soldier’s ACU (Army Combat Uniform) pants and can be worn over the top of, or in place of underwear. It has a breathable, moisture wicking material on the outer thighs and knitted Kevlar along the inner thighs to protect the fleshy parts of the thigh and the femoral artery. Additional knitted or woven Kevlar is located over the groin. The fabric has been tested to ensure it won’t melt or drip when exposed to extreme heat.



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  • Hakim of phut

    For Gods sake the war there is lost. Just Go!
    This is what happens when the richest country goes to war. They have got remote controlled helicopters to deliver supplies to isolated posts,  the roads are too dangerous and even the skies so when you have lost the war but  want to go on pretending you can  still stay on . This is what you do. 

  • ConwayCaptain

    This war was lost before it even started.  There is a saying that they who forget their history are condemned to repeat it.

    The war was started by those twoering intellectuals GW Bush and Tony Blair on a spurious prtence.  Every invader that has gone into Afghanistan from time immemorial has come out with a bloody nose or worse.  The Brits lost a who;le army there only one man got out.  There is a memorable painting by Lady Butler called “The remains of an army”.  She also painted the Charge of the Scots Greys at Waterloo.

    There was a cnference on Afghanistan and a Russian General was there who had fought there during the Russian invasion.  He said that the greatest mistake the Russsians made was ” We didnt read Kipling”.  It seem neither did Blair of Bush.

    The Afghans have fought each other for generations, it is their way of life, but “The enemy of my enemy is my friend’ so when the Yankas et al invaded so teh Afghans decided to fight together. 

    • jay cee

      ah yes, but did they protect their balls?

    • Hakim of phut

      It reminds me of Gallipoli, in the back blocks of  the Ottoman empire in Anatolia they had never heard of Britain or Germany for that matter but they were told it was the Greeks were behind  the invasion, which was sort of  true.
       Ancient enemies bought forth the appropriate response