Scientists have created a liquid body armour suit that hardens and absorbs shrapnel on impact using a substance that has been nicknamed 'bullet-proof custard.'
Researchers have produced a secret chemical formula and combined it with traditional Kevlar to create the 'super armour.'
The suit works using a viscous compound which, when attached to traditional Kevlar, absorbs the force of a bullet and responds by becoming thicker. It is hoped the compound will used to make much lighter, more flexible and effective armored vests for soldiers on the front line.
Experts have nicknamed the liquid 'bullet proof custard' because the molecules lock together and 'thicken' in the same way that dessert custard dose when stirred.
The pioneering technology has been created by a team of scientists at the global defence and security company BAE systems in Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom.