Rheinmetall Touts LifeSaver to Stop Rifle Bullets
At Eurosatory 2018, Rheinmetall presents its new LifeSaver ballistic protective system, an affordable protection solution for everyone. LifeSaver adheres to the KISS principle – keep it simple and safe. Easy and quick to put on, it delivers reliable protection, even against Kalashnikov assault rifle fire.
LifeSaver is a patent pending protection system that consists of two special plates, fixed in place with shoulder and stomach straps to protect the upper body. The plates are coated to prevent secondary fragments. Weighing a total of 6.3kg, LifeSaver conforms to VPAM-6 standard. It reliably stops bullets fired from all known pistols and rifles in calibres up to and including 7.62mm x39 mild steel core, the standard ammunition of the AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle.
Affordable and easy to use, it is suitable for use not only by police forces and internal security forces, but also for private citizens to keep with their home defence equipment in case of a home invasion, to put one plate in a backpack for everyday protection, or to keep in a locker at work or school. Moreover, because it is quick and easy to put on in an emergency, the LifeSaver can make a vital difference when people have to be evacuated from a danger zone.
Eurosatory 2018 is showcasing the future of innovation across the land forces sector and MONCh (Moench Online News Channel at www.monch.com) brings together key developments from the show. For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #06/2018, available at the show in hall 6, stand #D198.; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.