Design & Development of a Knitted Kevlar Bodysuit for Ballistic Protection

M. Hall, E. Wetzel, P. McKee, and D. Baechle
University of Delaware, Delaware, United States

Keywords: protection, ballistic, Kevlar, uniform, warfighter

The design and development of a novel modular, varied stitch, knitted, seamless full-body suit made of Kevlar yarns with the intention of providing ballistic protection during active military field use. Features and benefits include light-weight and breathable while offering freedom of movement when compared to competitive anti-ballistic alternatives.