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Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Manske assigned to the 16th Ordinance Battalion wears a new flexible arm and leg protective armor .
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Aberdeen, Md. (April 25, 2005) - Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Manske assigned to the 16th Ordnance Battalion wears a new flexible arm and leg protective armor at the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) mobility/portability course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and researchers from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed the armor for use by Marines and soldiers to reduce the likelihood of severe injuries by protecting against the large number of smaller blast fragments generated by blast weapons and improvise explosive devices (IEDs). U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams

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