Accession Number:

ADA464828

Title:

Performance of Nomex Military Uniforms in Attacks by Flame Field Expedient Weapons - A Literature Study

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Oct 2003-28 Feb 2007

Corporate Author:

APPLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC TYNDALL AFB FL

Report Date:

2007-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this final report is to highlight on the development and design of flame resistant uniforms such as Nomex brand uniforms and whether they provide greater protection from burns than Desert Camouflage Uniforms DCUs. Assessments on the Nomex uniforms and DCUs have been made based on the research evaluations and tests conducted by government and industry. Various types of fabrics have also been evaluated to determine which provide insulating qualities that were most appropriate for thermal protection.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE