Russia's 58th Field Army Crews received new 6B15 Cowboy individual protection kits 20410163 TASS

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Russia's 58th Field Army Crews received new 6B15 Cowboy individual protection kits
Over 1,000 6B15 "Cowboy" individual protection kits for armored vehicle crews were fielded in September with the Southern Military District’s 58th Field Army stationed in the North Caucasus, the district’s press office said.
     
Russi 58th Field Army Crews received new 6B15 Cowboy individual protection kits 640 001The 6B15 Cowboy individual protection kit is designed for extracting crews from burning armored vehicles
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"The 6B15 suit equipped with special loops designed for extracting drivers from vehicles has halved the evacuation time, thus increasing the crew’s survivability. The feature of the protective garment is its aramid fiber fabric similar to steel in terms of properties, but much lighter than steel," the press office added.


If an armored personnel carrier catches fire, the 6B15 shall protect its driver against open flames for 15 s, thus enabling him to abandon the burning vehicle.

The kit weighs 6.5 kg and includes Class 1 spall-resistant body armor, a spall liner for the helmet and a fire-resistant coverall. It is donned over the regular uniform. The body armor also protects the wearer’s breast and back against spall.

The 6B15 is the first integrated protection kit for armored vehicle crews to enter the Russian Armed Forces’ inventory, the press office noted.
     
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