A bulletproof vest and trousers ensemble is the latest innovation to emerge from the physics and technology unit at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The outfit, which weighs between 1.5 to three kilograms depending on the model, is already attracting interest from law enforcement agencies.
The vest is lighter than traditional bulletproof models thanks to the use of DuPont-engineered Kevlar, a high-strength, lightweight fabric, and ballistic films in the manufacturing process.
The trousers, meanwhile, are made of lightweight fibre composite materials and provide "reliable protection" from knives and other sharp objects.