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US Army will make lighter and more comfortable bulletproof clothing from synthetic spider silk

• nextbigfuture.com by brian wang

Under this exercised option, the Company will work to design, produce, and deliver additional recombinant spider silk materials tailored for the protective needs of our Soldiers. With this additional award the total contract is now valued at more than $1.0 million.

Genetically modified spider silk could be used to make more protective armor and underwear for soldiers. Spider silk isn't as strong as Kevlar, it's more flexible.

In 2014, there were several efforts working towards synthetic spider silk.

"When I founded this Company it was with the dream that one day we would work with the US Army to produce ultra-high strength materials in support of our Warfighters," said Company CEO and founder, Kim K. Thomson.

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