Poland finalising contract for Maskpol composite helmets
The Polish Minister of Defence, Mariusz Błaszczak, confirmed on 23 April that a new contract for 50,000 Maskpol composite helmets has almost been reached.
‘We are currently finalising a contract for 50,000 Maskpol composite helmets. Information about next contracts soon,’ Błaszczak’s said via social media.
He added that the Polish MoD is ‘strengthening the army by supporting the Polish [defence] industry’ during the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Although Błaszczak did not confirm the specific model being ordered, his announcement included an image of the Ballistic Helmet HP-05 which is available in three sizes with a fully adjustable four-strap harness.
Each helmet weighs 1.25-1.45kg and provides ballistic resistance and shrapnel-proofing to a V50 rating above 600m/s for shrapnel of FSP 1.1g.
It is fully compatible with bulletproof vests, filtering protective equipment, gas masks and other eye protection devices.
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