Told Senior Officer to develop military uniforms of the Ministry of Defence, Colonel Andrew Unknown, reports LIGABiznesInform.
“Now the area ATO provided 62% of body armor soldiers (not counting soldiers Natshvardiyi and volunteer corps, Ed.) “, - said the unknown.
According to the colonel, is all flak jackets that have already been purchased or after the beginning of ATO were to provide the Armed Forces plus sponsorship. Currently the zone ATO has put 4650 armor.
According to Acting deputy director of the department of public procurement and the supply of material procurement Defense Ministry Colonel Alexander Danilchyka the end of June, this number will be raised to seven thousand armor.
“until July 30 will be delivered to the zone ATO has 10080 plus body armor, body armor and total amount 17080 “.
journalists’ questions, at whose expense the purchase of body armor goes, Danilchyk said,” It’s only money from the reserve fund, which was dedicated to the needs of the army in the amount of 145 million USD. Among them 118 million UAH go directly for the purchase of body armor “.
Supplies armor variant Corsair-M3 for Ukrainian army according to the bidding company is temp-3000. Over the past three years (2011-2013) the company has supplied the army only 150 armor, and now entered the momentum of 250 units per day.
Price of body armor - 4200 UAH., Weight plates - 2880 g
According to the manufacturer, it can carry up to 25 rounds from an AK-74 or SVD.
At trial, which took place in one of the military units of the Defense Ministry, the body armor Corsair did eight rounds of AK-74 broneplastyna stood.
Then two television journalists protested his body armor, one was brought directly from the ATO area, the second - “declared the sixth (maximum) protection class” Lviv manufacturer sold to soldiers in the Donbass. Both vests were threaded through shots from AK.
In addition, journalists can see and shot through the helmet of Soviet production. These were handed out at the beginning of the military ATO. UP already wrote about these - 1950 conduct.
All photos by Dmitry Larin, UP