Exponent Receives Funding For Uniform Development
The U. S. Army has awarded a contract to Exponent Inc., Menlo Park, Calif., for the development of
the Armys Advanced Combat Soldier Uniform. Using available commercial, off-the-shelf technologies,
Exponent will focus on improvements in clothing fabrics and materials, chemical/biological barrier
materials, and environmental and ballistic protection.The company will also investigate
incorporating electronics in uniforms to monitor a soldiers physiological state while in combat.The
contract was funded through the U.S. Armys Product Manager Soldier Equipment.