THE PENTAGON – The military provided details Friday about source new body armor designed specifically for women’s bodies. Called Athena Armor, the new equipment is exactly the same in size, weight, and general dimensions as current body armor but is pink and significantly more expensive.
In a PowerPoint deck distributed to media, the military hyped the new equipment as “100 percent PPE” and emphasized the Athena’s ability to help female soldiers “discover their warrior goddess within.” Doing so will come at a per-unit cost nearly double that of current standard issue body armor.
While color and cost are the most obvious differences between Athena Armor and current equipment, the new system incorporates several additional updates. The Athena system replaces all existing pockets and pouches with fake ones soldiers can’t get their hands into. The body armor also includes side plate attachments which can be customized for a fee with words like “Fierce” and “Who run the world.”