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Associated Press/Brennan Linsley

The British SAS, one of the world's most elite special operations communities, is now open to women, the Ministry of Defence announced Thursday.

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U.S. Army/Sgt. 1st Class Allan Baros

"The shot was one in a million."

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Photo via Devtac/YouTube

At the beginning of August, the civilian world lapped up a titillating piece of military news: Britain’s elite Special Air Service warfighters are currently experimenting with the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, a skeletal bulletproof mask enthusiastically dubbed the “Boba Fett” helmet by the British tabloids. A cross between Iron Man’s streamlined helmet and Maximus Decimus Meridius’ ghoulish mask in Gladiator, the Ronin looks designed to make the enemy shit his pants — and according to The Daily Mirror, that was enough for elite Navy SEALs and Delta Force operators reportedly among the first to test the futuristic new kit.

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