In a world where most home appliances are made from plastic, it’s not surprising that some of them are made of rubber.
But a new rubber brace made by the makers of the U.S. military’s newest fighter jet says it’s going to change that.
The Air Force says the new Air Force Sealift and Recovery Utility System (ASRSU) rubber brace, which was developed by the United States Army and is being tested on U.N. peacekeepers, is the latest of a number of technologies that have emerged since the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The brace is made from a variety of materials including polymers and polyethylene, which are resistant to the corrosion that occurs on plastics, and the US.
Air Force said it’s the first of its kind.
It can be worn on the wrists or the upper arms, and is designed to support a fighter jet or other heavy equipment.
“The ASRSU will be deployed to UN peacekeepers in the field and will be used to keep them safe during deployment,” said Lt.
Col. Chris Bowers, a spokesman for the U,S.
“It will provide greater protection to our troops.”
He said the brace was tested on more than 20 peacekeepers and on the U-2 spy plane that flew missions over Iraq in 2013.
“There were no reports of any injury, and we are taking every precaution to minimize any potential for injury,” he said.
The U.K.-based manufacturer said the ASRSUs have proven themselves as reliable in the harsh conditions of war, particularly during the war in Afghanistan.
The new brace is one of the most innovative technologies developed in the past year.
In January, researchers at Imperial College London developed a brace that can hold a bomb without detonating it.
In October, the University of Oxford developed a device that could be used for protecting troops and other civilians from the toxic gases produced during chemical weapons attacks.
A similar system, the URS-3, was used by the British Army in Afghanistan to protect the troops during the 2009 conflict.
The ASRSUS is being evaluated by the U.,S.
government, and other contractors for use on the Peacekeeper mission, which will begin in September.
The air force plans to test the brace on about 10,000 peacekeepers over the next year.
It is expected to take at least two years to deploy the brace.
“While the ASERSU has proven itself as reliable, we are continually evaluating its effectiveness against other types of threats,” Bowers said.