• Deploying to the MEAO - Day 5

    Thursday 13 March 2014 by Alison Wishart.

    Day 5 - Ned Kelly would be jealous What do Ned Kelly and modern Australian soldiers have in common? Body armour! Ned fashioned his out of metal, while the scientists in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) have spent years coming up with a sophisticated protective human shell. Like everything in the Australian Defence Force, it is commonly known by its abbreviation: MCBAS. The Modular Combat Body Armour System fits like…

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