Combat Boots

Combat boots with WMR’s lightweight composite attenuator. 





Blast Boots

Blast boots with WMR’s lightweight composite attenuator.





Blast Test

Positioning of C-4 explosive under the boot.


Combat and Blast Boots
Lightweight Boots for Anti-Personnel Mine Protection


 

Combat boot without WMR's blast wave attenuator - tested with 50-gm of C-4 (severe damage, BD of 3)

      

       Blast/Combat boot with WMR’s blast wave        attenuator - tested with 50-gm of C-4 (minor       damage, BD of 1, no breach)
                       
Benefits
  • Greater overpressure protection
  • Greater ejection/fragmentation protection
  • Much lighter weight attenuator, (3X)
  • No loss of mobility or traction
  • Easily replaces current attenuating material
  • Manufacturing process is environmentally friendly(requires no toxic blowing agents)
  • Enable a soldier to jump off safely from a high place
  • Can protect the whole foot, not just the heel
  • Improved thermal insulation to protect feet in case of fire
  • Greatly reduce boot damage level to 1 or 2 with up to 150-gm of C-4
  • Prevents traumatic amputation and debris infiltration into the wound
  • Can protect even higer loading of C-4/explosive or IED if desired
Comparison
  • Impact force transmitted to the knee is 30% to 40% less than state-of-the art blast boots
  • Impact force in the boots dissipates away in half the time of state-of-the-art blast boots
  • Reduced foot damage - foot only sees half the impact energy as compared to state-of-the-art blast boots
  • Reduced food damage by 1-2 levels
  • WMR's combat boots gives wearers much better mobility and better foot protection than state-of-the-art blast boots
 



Specification subject to change without notice


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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Army RDECOM Acquisition Center, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, MA, under Contract No. W911QY-06-C-0090. Disclaimer: Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Army RDECOM Acquisition Center, Natick Contracting Division, Natick, MA, under Contract No. W911QY-06-C-0090