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body armour

n
protective covering used to prevent injury to the body
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Noun1.body armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
armet - a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard
armor, armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
basinet - a medieval steel helmet
brassard - armor plate that protects the arm
breastplate, egis, aegis - armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
bulletproof vest - a vest capable of resisting the impact of a bullet
cannon - (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
casque - (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor
chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
corselet, corslet - a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece
cubitiere - body armor that protects the elbow
cuirass - medieval body armor that covers the chest and back
cuisse - armor plate that protects the thigh
epauliere - armor plate that protects the shoulder
fauld - a piece of armor plate below the breastplate
metal glove, gantlet, gauntlet - a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
gorget - armor plate that protects the neck
greave, jambeau - armor plate that protects legs below the knee
helmet - armor plate that protects the head
knee piece - armor plate that protects the knee
nosepiece - armor plate that protects the nose
pallette, palette - one of the rounded armor plates at the armpits of a suit of armor
rerebrace, upper cannon - cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
roundel - round piece of armor plate that protects the armpit
skirt of tasses - armor plate that protects the body below the waist
sabaton, solleret - armor plate that protects the foot; consists of mail with a solid toe and heel
tasse, tasset - one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs
tuille - armor plate that protects the hip and thigh
lower cannon, vambrace - cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
gusset, voider - a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
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27 Canadian Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market Forecast CAGR (%), 2011-2021, 2011-2016, 2016-2021
acents You will receive sales forecasts for the global military body armour and personal protective gear market's three equipment type submarkets:
Key Regions - APAC - Europe - North America - ROW Key Vendors - ArmorSource - Ballistic Body Armour - Ceradyne - Combat Clothing Australia - Protective Products Enterprises Other Prominent Vendors - BAE Systems - Honeywell International - M Cubed - Plasan Sasa - Survitec Group Market Driver - Increased Development in Body Armor Programs - For a full, detailed list, view our report Market Challenge - Shortage of Body Armor and Personal Protection Equipment - For a full, detailed list, view our report Market Trend - Availability of Double-sided Combat Uniforms - For a full, detailed list, view our report Key Questions Answered in this Report - What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
Military body armour and personal protective equipment (PPE), has become a standard and crucial element of soldier equipment in recent years.
com)-- The visiongain author of The Military Body Armour & Personal Protective Gear Market 2012-2022 report commented that: “Spending by militaries worldwide on body armour will remain a fundamental aspect of defence budgets for years to come, as despite budgetary pressures affecting many Western nations at present, an underlying desire and responsibility to provide the best protection to military personnel will spur demand for new and advanced equipment”.
A BRITISH soldier told yesterday how he cheated death in Afghanistan when a Taliban bullet bounced off his updated body armour.
A BRITISH soldier escaped death when he was hit by a Taliban bullet in Afghanistan because he was wearing the British forces' latest Osprey body armour - which was made in Coventry.
The double-edged sword of the body armour issue--weight vs.
The mainstays of effective personal protection are the helmet and the overvest or body armour.
Dear Editor, Like many people, I am horrified that a soldier serving in the British Army was killed after he was forced to give his body armour to a colleague when there wasn't enough to go round.
Every time I see a photo of the Canadian troops, I get the feeling that they are still using body armour that does not provide side or neck protection.
Ashworth Clothing, which was set up six months ago and which has 20 staff, is making about 2,000 body armour covers for the country's policemen and women.