Episode 18

Tomorrow's Body Armour for Today's Protector | Colin MacKinnon

If they asked you, would you stab your boss? Even if you were confident they were wearing the latest in body armour and it was just a demonstration? Today's podcast guest Colin MacKinnon has demonstrated the benefit of effective body armour on several occasions and we are delighted to explore this evolving topic including:

  • Why can't bullet proof vests often stop blades and sharpened screwdrivers?
  • How easy is it to incorporate discrete body armour into a suit?
  • Do you need to train with heavy packs to prepare for body armour?
  • What can body armour not achieve today but might achieve in future?
  • What new composites and technology should the protector learn about?
  • How can an effective armour selection be made?

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