America's troops have cool gear coming their way in 2016. Here's a look at some of it:
Photo: US Army Sgt. Austin Berner
While new machetes may not be as sexy as drones and submarines, the U.S. Army is part of the pivot to the Pacific and that means preparing for jungle warfare. The Army PEO-Soldier is looking for new machetes with a double-edged blade. One side would be for chopping through vines and the other for sawing through branches.
The Army will also be looking at new materials for uniform items, especially boots, in the coming years for operations in the Pacific.