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Army Redesigns Uniforms for Women

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ill-fitting body armor, padding that doesn't protect the intended places and flight suits that are difficult to deal with are just another day in the life of female troops.

The problem is military clothing and protective gear primarily is designed for men, so some things just don't line up right.

But that could soon change. Seven hundred female Army troops are testing a new combat uniform for women with shorter sleeves and knee pads in the right place for their generally shorter legs. And engineers have been looking at ways to design body armor that better fits the contours of a woman's body.

Some military women say they don't want to be set apart from their male colleagues but others say the consequences of uncooperative gear outweighs that concern.

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