OJSC “steel research Institute”, part of the concern “tractor plants”, has developed a special ballistic blanket that can be used for the protection of civilians during armed conflict. About the Institute reported “Interfax”.
The interlocutor of Agency has told, that blanket is a lightweight package of ballistic fabric. It is packaged in a compact bag and in the event of danger “can instantly turn into a screen of a large area of protection. According to him, in particular, it can be used to protect door and window openings.
In the Institute claim that the blanket can protect from fragments flying at a speed of 500 m/s. “Such pieces by the explosion of a shell or grenade is formed at least 50-70%, and most of them are dangerous to human life,” explained the scientists.
In the organization added that it has also developed lightweight ballistic cover-the crest on a conventional helmet. According to them, the case provides a level of protection similar to the level of army helmet. “Design patented”, — noted in “NII stali”.
In early August the General Director of holding “Ruselectronics” Igor Kozlov told “Izvestia” that Russian scientists have created a ferrite fiber that can protect electronic devices of armored vehicles, air defense systems and aircraft from the effects of electronic warfare (EW), and to prevent to find them.