UMaine ships lifesaving tent panels overseas

ORONO – A shipment of panels designed by researchers at the University of Maine to protect soldiers from explosions was on its way Thursday to a Maine National Guard unit in Afghanistan.

To mark the milestone, Army officials, federal and local legislators and representatives from the university gathered at UM’s Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center for a product demonstration Thursday morning before the large Army-issued container was fully loaded with a tent, frame and protective panels.

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