a briefing by Deputy Minister of Defence Peter Mehedi.
“The military provided personal protection equipment: body armor - first, second and fourth level of protection. manned by a little more than 67% “- said the deputy minister.
” The demand is 24 850 kits in stock 17 648, ordered 28357. Approximately able to meet this need by the end of this month, “- said Mehedi.
At the same time, he noted that all the body armor that had been allocated to the zone ATO volunteers will be replaced.
“meet the requirements and performance characteristics, only those certified Defense. This” Corsair 4 “and” Corsair M-314. “Total number of - 7961” - said Mehedi.
“In our view those purchased by citizens as a charity in need of replacement by tested body armor. bulletproof vest is designed to protect people and the conditions and requirements of each type of weapon for protection and performance characteristics must meet specific requirements. Accordingly, we can not guarantee that the body armor can protect against firing antitank weapons. because today such as body armor “Corsair” is the only one that should be in our military, “- he said.
” For certain specialties, such as scouts, to be perhaps a bit lighter body armor so that they can perform the tasks facing them, “- he said.
He added that as of July 6 humanitarian aid from France 1000 body armor from the U.S. - 700 armor 3rd grade.
However, he did not say anything about where the Defense Ministry are going to do with vests that volunteers carry military past three months, when the ministry was not able to protect the fighters.
However, the manufacturer’s representative body armor “Corsair” explained “Ukrainian Truth” that no body armor at any level of protection is not able to protect against anti-tank weapons from lumbago.