JUPITER, FL (WFLX) - As service members from South Florida fight overseas, companies at home are working to improve their chance of survival in case they are injured in combat.
One Jupiter-based company says it has developed a new technology that could potentially save lives.
Sean Rosario tested out his company's newest technology, Ajax System, at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office shooting range in Fort Pierce. "It's a niche thing that nobody's really looking at right now," he explained.
Rosario works for Tactical Revolution, a battlefield clothing and gear company out of Jupiter.
He says the Ajax System can protect service members like never before. "It offers another level of protection to decrease that ratio of people overseas that are getting fatally wounded."
What Tactical Revolution has done is taken armor plates, that would generally be worn on a protective vest, and put them on the sides of the rifle so that if a bullet hits it, it deflects it and protects the soldier in his upper region, including the face, clavicle and neck areas.
Rosario knows what military members overseas are up against. He served as a Navy Seal for 14 years putting himself in harm's way in Latin America, Iraq and Afghanistan.
He says he also knows what it takes to keep troops safe. "Technology's the key. Technology is what keeps us on the edge."
Rosario says Tactical Revolution is trying to sell the Ajax System to the Department of Defense, international buyers and law enforcement officials.