Army Figures Out Women Are Different Than Men

Service develops ‘female specific’ body armor.

And, after 11 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq where women were increasingly exposed to combat conditions, the service has started to develop body armor for them.

Today, women wear body armor designed for men, but starting next summer the service will start fielding what it calls “ female specific” body armor.

The service said it did a whole bunch of anthropomorphic studies and figured out women have narrower shoulders and waists than men, and developed armor that takes these factors into account and will result in a more comfortable fit.

Of course, when it comes to body armor, none of it is really comfortable