The U.K. will provide 1,000 sets of surplus body armor to the Libyan opposition, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported, citing an interview with Prime Minister David Cameron . Cameron, speaking ahead of a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris tomorrow, said Qaddafi’s “appalling” attacks on his own citizens must be stopped, the BBC reported.
Honeywell International Inc. accused the U.S. Justice Department of withholding “critical” evidence in a false claims lawsuit alleging the company used defective materials in body armor the government bought.
Stephanie Kwolek, the DuPont Co. scientist whose research on polymers in the 1960s led to the creation of Kevlar, the light, super-strong synthetic fabric used in bulletproof vests and body armor credited with saving thousands of lives, has died. She was 90.