By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:55 GMT, 4 December 2019 | Updated: 19:55 GMT, 4 December 2019
DARPA is developing a high-tech suit to provide 100 percent survival rate for warfighters against biological attacks.
The ensemble is set to be lightweight and designed with smart materials that act as a barrier to neutralize deadly agents should any come in contact with the skin, airway or eyes.
Dubbed Personalized Protective Biosystem, the suits will pull inspiration from natural systems like shark's skin, as this creature's skin keeps microorganism from attaching to the surface.
The Pentagon agency aims to have the ensemble remain effective for deployments up to 30 days and protect the wearer against 11 different attacks.
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The ensemble is set to be lightweight, unlike the current suits that are bulky (pictured), and designed with smart materials that act as a barrier to neutralize deadly agents should any come in contact with the skin, airway or eyes
‘The current threat environment consists of broadly acting, highly pathogenic, and sometimes immediately lethal threats that are capable of entering the body via multiple pathways, including skin, airway, ocular, and the gastrointestinal tract,” DARPA wrote in the announcement.
‘Despite substantial financial investments and advances in the CB [chemical and biological] Defense enterprise over many decades, current personal protective equipment solutions add logistical,