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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.

November 2001




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