New technology in fight against terrorism unveiled at NAS JAX

Our local military heroes now have a new weapon in the war on terror

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Naval Air Station Jacksonville is expected to unveil Wednesday a new technology in the fight against terrorism.

The technology is called a StressVest, which is meant to help training exercises feel more real.

The stress vests will be used for the first time Wednesday, only at NAS JAX.

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The way it works is, once a laser pulse hits the vest it triggers a brief, but painful electrical shock to the wearer. The idea is to try and replicate a real-life situation.

NAS JAX is using the vests as part of its annual training to focus on anti-terrorism and crisis management.

The vests can also be used anywhere as it doesn’t require training facilities.