Iran Unveils New Bullet Proof Vests
The “Dragon Skin” vest is a revolutionary leap in protection for Iranian soldiers.
Source: “Sakht-e Moderntarin Jaligheh Zadgaluleh Danya Dar Iran” (“Making the World’s Most Modern Bulletproof Vests”), Farsnews.com, 23 February 2014. http://www.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=13921204000171
Iran Making the World’s Most Modern Bulletproof Vests
For as long as there have been attacks and defense, protective coats have been proposed and employed, whether it was animal skins and leather as protection for human beings, or later metal, armor, and shields, they were trying to protect the body from harm.
The first types were simple pieces of armor and heavy metal which were responsible for protecting medieval soldiers. The armor was very heavy and exhausting …
A variety of armor and many other initiatives were inspired by animals to make them more functional, one of which was the inspiration of fish scales. Historians date the first scales of armor to the ancient Chinese and Indians. The scaled armor had different pieces of metal that overlapped to make the whole armor…
In the last few years, there has been a revolution in bulletproof vests inspired by the old scaled armor. The new “dragon skin” bulletproof vest reflects this.
The dragon skin vest is based on rings made of silicon and ceramics, which form circular scales. These vests spread the energy from the collision and stop the bullet… The vest is a revolutionary leap in protection, and survival rates have increased for Iranian soldiers and protect them against many dangers in the battleground… Due to the technology used in the new bulletproof vest compared with the usual vests, the body’s vital organs are protected against the bullets fired from close range and different angles.