London, Jan 14 (ANI): Scientists have designed a new kind of armour that they are calling "bullet-proof custard".
Researchers at BAE systems claim that the lightweight material would eventually replace thick and heavy armours.
Not only would it be bullet proof, but also reduce soldiers' fatigue in lugging around the vest.
The armour is made from a combination of "shear-thickening" liquid and the existing material used in bulletproof vests - called Kevlar - and stops bullets by 'sticking' to them.
"It's very similar to custard in the sense that the molecules lock together when it's struck," The Telegraph quoted Stewart Penny, BAE's business development manager, as telling BBC.
"The Kevlar with the liquid works much faster and the impact isn't anything like as deep," he added. (ANI)