U.S. Army Orders $34M Worth of 3M Body Armor

3m-body-armor-vest-and-plates-high-res*750xx1800-1015-0-91The U.S. Army has ordered $34 million worth of body armor from 3M Co. subsidiary Ceradyne Inc., the company said in a news release Tuesday.

The order is good for 28,000 pieces of body armor under the Soldier Protection Systems Vital Torso Protection program for lightweight enhanced small arms protective inserts, which are ceramic armor plates used in tactical vests to stop pistol and rifle bullets. Ceradyne will complete delivery by the end of 2016. Read More