Major type of hazard tor children during evacuation -shells, glass, and concrete debris.
Juvenile Prevention by the National Police of Ukraine have applied to Lviv Defense Cluster with the aim of developing and passing protective kits ( class I armor vest + helmet) for evacuating children from war action zones.
Three sizes for age groups: 4-6, 7-10, 11-14 years old.
The model is approved by Juvenile Prevention, certified and tested.
The total of the request is 500 units. The first 30 are to be handed over and tested under evacuation conditions. The total number needed may be up thousands of units.
In development and manufacturing of child armor vests were engaged specialists of Lviv Defebce Cluster, Kharkiv individual protection plant with participation of a military expert Kalin Dimitrov. At present manufacturing of evacuation armor vests for children is not well developed in the world.
Lviv Defence Cluster – the volunteer organization which since the onset of full scale invasion of russia have been coordinating manufacturing and handing over free 80 thousand armor vests to the Defence Forces of Ukraine.
Kharkiv Plant of Personal Protective Equipment – 8 years of experience, developement and supply of armor vests and tactical gear for the Ukrainian military and police forces, and for the NATO units as well.
Kalin Dimitrov – expert in military gear and individual ballistic protection. Over 20 years of experience in providing gear for the army and police forces
Child armor vest properties
Cover fabric – Cordura 1000 den and Oxford 600 den (analogous fabrics are used for military armor vests).
Protective element - ultrahigh molecular ballistic polyethylene.
Standards: class 1 DSTU 8782:2018 armor vest; with anti-debris endurance V50 not less than 500 m/s by Stanag 2920 standard.
Helmet by NIJ IIIA standard (military helmet S and M sizes).
Advantages of the armor vest:
manufactured as standard safety vest
quick to put on and take off
bright-colored and with light reflection stripes
double protection in the heart area
transparent pocket on the front for information