Now the department expects from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine the need to purchase these products.
The Ministry of Defense has approved the second.
The press service of the department reported this.
The body armor was developed by the Temp-3000 company. It was equipped with damper cushions. They will help you adjust the body armor to the anatomical features of each woman. In total, the set includes three pads of different sizes.
“In addition, to protect the groin, the manufacturer has developed an additional handbag with a soft ballistic package. Women's body armor has the same ballistic characteristics as men's. The tests lasted three months and took place in two stages. The first was for ease of wearing by military personnel. The second was laboratory tests” ( ballistic, non-ballistic, testing of materials and accessories),” the ministry said.
The body armor weighs 10.5 kg or more, depending on the configuration.
Deputy Minister of Defense Vitaly Polovenko reported that they want to provide products to more than 40 thousand women who serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and especially those on the front line.
“We have already talked with the manufacturers. In general, “Ukrainian Armor” can produce up to 10,000 sets in 60-90 days for advance order conditions, and the Temp 3000 company can produce 5,000 sets per month,” Polovenko said.
The Ministry of Defense noted that both types of body armor (the first from Ukrainian Armor) are available for centralized purchase. The Ministry expects from the General Staff the need to purchase these products, after which it will form volumes and lists for purchase. h3>
- Back in the fall of 2021, then-Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Mary Hakobyan reported that in Ukraine, at the request of the National Guard, they had developed body armor for women serving in military service.
- In December 2022, the Ministry of Defense reported that Ukraine is testing two models of women's body armor with a structurally curved plate. In addition, military units then received the first batches of women’s uniforms and underwear for testing.
- In the summer of 2023, the Ministry of Defense reported that more than 60 thousand women are defending Ukraine. More than 42 thousand of them are female military personnel.
- At the end of last month, the Ministry of Defense certified the first body armor for military personnel produced by Ukrainian Armor.