U.S. troops may be heartened to know that a Belcamp, Md., company is using some of the latest technology to check, double-check, and triple-check the efficacy of their body armor and helmets.

Chesapeake Testing, of Belcamp, Md., bought the $1.2 million CT scanner a few months ago and is just starting to incorporate it in their testing of body and vehicle armor, helmets, projectiles and other equipment used by the U.S. military and law enforcement.

The 40-plus person company operates a independent lab for testing personal protection equipment made by manufacturers. The company also hopes to get into doing more materials testing for vehicle and aerospace manufacturers -- and their CT scanner will give them entry into this area, according to Jim Foulk, the company's leader.

For my full story, check out this link. The story was also printed in the Sun's Maryland Business section today.