The Marines of the Northern Fleet of Russia received new inflatable vests. On this, as reported by ITAR-TASS, the Northern Fleet spokesman Capt. 1st Rank Vadim Serga. "Now, even if a soldier in a flak jacket falls into water, the system will automatically fill special sections provide gas and turning the human face-up" — he explained.
In fact, the new equipment is a standard body armor, equipped with a special volume filled with gas when released into the water. Buoyancy of new body armor is 25 pounds, which, according to Sergi, will keep the water in the military with weapons and ammunition. According to the head of the Northern Fleet coastal troops of Colonel Andrew Guschina, "such vests are essential when performing tasks in the fight against piracy."
New body armor was a separate regiment of marines of the Northern Fleet. The first body armor will equip units that make up the crews of surface ships during long hikes and patrols in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. According to the agency, inflatable vests are now on sale online and in stores. The cost of such a vest is about nine thousand.
The order of acceptance into service of inflatable vests signed in 2010, Russian Navy Commander Vladimir Vysotsky. It was planned that this new equipment will go to the Navy in 2011.