Bomb-proof underwear is the latest morale booster for troops fighting in Afghanistan.
They are just one of a series of innovative ideas to revolutionise warfare - including a robot 'dog' to carry wounded soldiers and automated naval drones.
Military equipment supplier BCB International is selling the reinforced boxer shorts - which have a Kevlar panel at the front - for £60 a time to the Ministry of Defence.
While the pants will not protect from a direct blast, they could shield the area from small fragments from a roadside bomb.
Corporal Simon Mercer, who has just returned from Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment said: 'You go out on patrol and you've got a helmet for your head and body armour for your torso, but you've got nothing for your groin. It's forever in your mind.'
Meanwhile a robotic fourlegged machine, the size of a small mule, is undergoing tests.
BigDog, a U.S.-designed device, can carry cargo up to 20 miles at walking pace over rough terrain.
Military chiefs are also trialling an unmanned attack boat. The 35ft-long Israeli-built Silver Marlin drone was tested with U.S. special forces in the Middle East.
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