Not only can it last a long time, it can survive air drops, extreme temperatures, and doesn't mind being chucked about.
So they'd be perfect for your packed lunches too!
Usually soldiers get given ready-to-eat packet rations which can be gobbled on the move.
But as yet they haven't had sarnies in rations because water in fillings like meat make them soggy and mouldy.
So US scientists have added a special substance to meat called humectants, which stop water leaking out.