RUSSIA: Army Seeks Protective Tank Crew Suit
The Russian Defence Ministry is competing a tender for a protective suit for its tank crews, Jane's Defence Weekly reported. Local companies Steel Science and Research Institute and Armokom have both offered suits. The Steel Science and Research Institute's suit, weighing 5.7kg, offers resistance to a naked flame of 400°C for up to a minute and protection against shrapnel weighing up to 2g travelling at a speed of 400m/s.
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