|Resilient Technologies developing tougher tire for Army|
Getting a flat tire is never convenient. In a war zone, it can be deadly.
While Humvees have been loaded with extra armor to protect troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the tires remain vulnerable to attacks by improvised explosive devices. But an ingenious honeycomb design by a Wisconsin engineering company may be the key to a new airless tire that could keep military vehicles running faster and longer after an attack.