... Osprey Assault body armour, that is. Come autumn, the existing Osprey tactical kit will be replaced with the new, lighter Assault design, intended to provide the soldier with the same level of protection, with less of the weight and cumbersome bulk. Intended specifically for troops on foot, the redesign comes about following experiences in Afghanistan, where foot patrols are more common due to the terrain and conditions.

Between this and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Bell/Boeing (not to mention the various HMS and USS Ospreys), Osprey seems to be more popular than ever amongst the world's armed forces!