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NBC: Military Combat Helmets Made By Prisoners Were Defective, Agency Says
Thousands of combat helmets made for the U.S. military by prisoners and paid for by the government were defective, putting service members — including some in Afghanistan — at risk, according to a report from a watchdog agency.
A litany of violations were found in the manufacturing process, including the use of unauthorized or degraded materials, according to the Justice Department Inspector General summary, released Wednesday. The sub-par practices significantly reduced the helmets' ability to withstand hits from ballistics or bullet fragments, it added.
"Helmets also had other defects such as deformities and the investigations found that rejected helmets were sold to the DOD [Department of Defense]," the report said.
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More News On Reports That U.S. Military Combat Helmets Made By Prisoners Were Defective
Pentagon: Prison Inmates Produced Thousands of Defective Helmets -- Military.comn
Prison inmates produced defective combat helmets for U.S. soldiers -- Washington Times
Watchdog: Company sold 'defective' combat helmets to Pentagon -- The Hill
Prison inmates made helmets for the US military — and tens of thousands were defective -- Business Insider
Combat Helmets Made by Prisoners Put US Soldiers at Risk -- Fiscal Times
Watch your head: US Army recalls 125k+ prison-made combat helmets -- RT