Eurosatory 2018: Rheinmetall LifeSaver stops rifle bullets – ballistic protection for everybody


Rheinmetall presented its new “LifeSaver” ballistic protective system, an affordable protection solution for everyone. The LifeSaver adheres to the KISS principle – keep it simple and safe. Easy and quick to put on, it delivers reliable protection, even against Kalashnikov assault rifle fire.


Eurosatory 2018 Rheinmetall LifeSaver stops rifle bullets ballistic protection for everybody
Rheinmetall's LifeSaver is a patent pending protection system which consists of two special plates, fixed in place with shoulder and stomach straps to protect the upper body. (Picture source: Rheinmetall)


The LifeSaver is a patent pending protection system which consists of two special plates, fixed in place with shoulder and stomach straps to protect the upper body. The plates are coated to prevent secondary fragments. Weighing a total of 6.3 kilograms, the LifeSaver protective system conforms to VPAM-6 standard. It reliably stops bullets fired from all known pistols and rifles in calibres up to and including 7.62mm x 39 mild steel core, the standard ammunition of the AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifle.

Affordable and easy to use, it is suitable for use not only by police forces and internal security forces, but also for private citizens to keep with their home defense equipment in case of a home invasion, to put one plate in a backpack for everyday protection, or to keep in a locker at work or school. Moreover, because it is quick and easy to put on in an emergency, the LifeSaver can make a vital difference when people have to be evacuated from a danger zone.

Rheinmetall displayed the LifeSaver for the first time at the SHOT Show 2018. Among others, court house and airport personnel, the National Rifle Association and schools have all shown great interest in the product. The LifeSaver is already for sale in the United States. Additional sales territories will be added soon.


 

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