The head of the Information Service of the Southern Military Region of Russia, Vadim Astafiev, said in an interview with the media that the 58th Army Corps of Engineers in the southern Russian military region in Chechnya has obtained the OVR-1 "shield" for the new all-arms mine-protection suit.
Astafiev became the new protective suit "shield" to protect engineers from debris during explosive explosions. The armor portion of the protective suit is made of lightweight, high-strength material that prevents the metal-induced explosive device from detonating. The fabric of the protective suit is made of a flame retardant material.
The report also said that the OVR-1 "shield" can maintain protection from minus 40 ° C to minus 50 ° C, and can also work under the conditions of rain and sleet. The modified protective suit weighs 8.5 kilograms, three times more than the protective clothing "Doubloon" in active service.