Sunday, May 1, 2016

British Army to receive new Israeli made body armour

(London) The British Military has been using Osprey Body armour since 2006, currently on the Mk4 version. Osprey, whilst very good, has been criticised (like most body armour kits) for being far too heavy, bulky and restrictive. (But then soldiers always moan about everything). However, for once, the British MOD actually listened to the troops and has come up with a new set of body armour which is superior to the Osprey and weights half as much.

Say hello to the Israeli Virtus Soldier system designed by Tirat-Carmel (Israel) based company. Set up by Yoki Gill and Daniel Benoziliyo in 1989, the company won a competition in 2015 to provide the British Army with its next generation body armour.

But rather than listen to me, here's a video:

Here's a clip of the first unit to receive this kit: