Suicide Bomber Training Vest in the Works

The US Naval Air Warfare Centre is currently developing a suicide bomber simulation vest in an attempt to prepare soldiers for encounters with possibly rigged combatants, according to patent filings.

The device is supposed to be used as part of the Armed Forces' Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), which uses lasers and blank cartridges to simulate actual battle-kind of like a superior version of laser tag.

The vest is covered in LEDs that broadcast appropriate MILES codes over a wide area, simulating how much destruction would happen if a similar vest went off in the real world. It also has sensors for places best to hit to disable the wearer without setting off the bomb. Good thing to know, especially as our world continues to move towards battling guerrilla tactics rather than "Rules of Engagement"-style warfare. [Firearmblog]

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