Navy admits standard-issue uniform is highly flammable and will melt onto skin (but it's very easy to wash!)
- Navy textile research facility performed impromptu test on Navy's Type I blue-and-grey military fatigues
- Results found that nylon-cotton blend uniforms were highly flammable
- However, would be cost-prohibitive to recall uniform
- Top Navy spokesman adds that fire-retardant gear is available for those who come in contact with fires aboard ships and aircrafts
The U.S. Navy’s standard-issue blue digitized camouflage fatigues are highly flammable and will burn ‘robustly until complete consumption,’ a report revealed last month.
The findings show that the digital-print camo, which is made from 50 percent cotton and 50 percent nylon, will drip as it burns, causing potentially hazardous burn injuries.
But the Navy’s top spokesman said that the government organization is aware of the report findings, and added that sailors had asked for a fade-resistant uniform that was also comfortable.
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