Safer, more comfortable soldier uniforms are in the works. Uniforms of U.S. Army soldiers must feel comfortable in all climates, be durable through multiple washings, resist fires and ward off insects, among other things. Existing fabrics don't check all of these boxes, so scientists have come up with a novel way of creating a flame-retardant, insect-repellent fabric that uses nontoxic substances. Source 2r.
Whatever they come up with I think the most important thing is the ability to stay dry. Its wretched to be sweating or wet and in the same uniform for hours or even days when in the front lines.
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