Swedish Military SUPER TOUGH bullet proof Armour great idea for hollywood celebrity security
Swedish military univels a new type to bullet proof arour that whould be a great idea for improving celebrity security in hollywood. Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition. It is a box concept designed to enhance survivability and can be fitted to any structure prior to missions, or even retrofitted to existing structures in operational theatre.
Soft Armour is a patented ballistic protection technology that provides security for people in vulnerable environments.
Soft Armour protects against all small arms ammunition including armour piercing.
Military and special operations forces overseas are vulnerable and face many different challenges. To achieve mission success, protection of people and equipment are of vital importance. Saab offers just that – protection against ballistic penetration, counter barrier systems and portable shelters that provide defence against AP ammunition, RPG and vehicle attacks plus protection from heat build-up for vehicles, ammunition and personnel.
Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept filled with hard ceramic balls. The system is especially designed to enhance survivability and can be fitted to any structure prior to missions, or even retrofitted to existing structures in operational theatre.
A unique ceramic material protects against ballistic penetration. Soft Armour is a patented ballistic protection technology that provides security for people in vulnerable environments. Soft Armour also protects critical equipment and facilities. Soft Armour protects against all small arms ammunition including armour piercing. The system has a lower total cost than ceramic and composite protection, with reusability, multi-hit capabilities and high flexibility.
Saab’s Soft Armour system offers protection against ballistic penetration up to NATO 7.62 mm AP ammunition (STANAG level III). The system is a box concept making it possible to fit to any vehicle or structure prior to mission, or even retrofit to existing structure in theatre.
The Modular Soft Armour protection system has several areas of use. It can be integrated with any type of structure and can be fitted onto existing structures or vehicles requiring additional protection. The system can also be used as a stand-alone. The modularity of the system is granted by using panels that are easily joined together with standard tools; ceramic filling is added after construction of the panel boxes.
With a weight of 180 kg/m² and a thickness of 120 mm, the system protects against bursts of 7.62*51 AP ammunition (equivalent to STANAG level III). The Saab Modular Soft Armour also protects against most fragmentation on the battlefield.
The modularity of the system enables transport in different collies to optimise weight, space and bulk to existing transport capabilities.
The protection level of the Modular Soft Armour system ~180 kg/m² can be compared with concrete 500 kg/m² and RHA 200 kg/m².
Built into new military or civilian infrastructure.
Add on as a Lego system for protection of existing infrastructure.
Rapidly deployed protection for Roadblocks/Safe houses.
Possible to retrofit
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Sweden's military forces were for over a century built upon the concepts of conscription and territorial defence, supporting the longstanding national policy of non-alignment. Until the end of the Cold War nearly all men reaching the age of military service were conscripted. In 2010, peacetime conscription was abolished, to be replaced with an all-volunteer force. The transfer to the new system is planned to be fully completed in 2018. Units from the Swedish Armed Forces are currently on deployment in Afghanistan (as part of ISAF) and in Kosovo. Moreover, Sweden contributes military observers to various countries and serve as the lead nation for an EU Battle Group approximately once every three years.