Eurosatory 2022 | IWI showcases new generation of “GAL VPS” revolutionary riot-control protective suit
Defence Redefined
Published on 04/06/2022 at 15:00

IWI – Israel Weapon Industries – a member of the SK Group (which among others together with Plasan own ELVO 2020 S.A) showcases the patented GAL Versatile Protective Suit (VPS) at Eurosatory 2022.

The new suit is of improved design and reduces the trauma sustained to a degree of protection of up to 90%.

The lightweight, wearable protection system to be used by riot-control units provides protection from trauma injuries such as blows from wood or other objects, having undergone several modifications, enabling it to withstand even more significant trauma, while maintaining its position as the most lightweight protective suit.

The comprehensive, three-level operational solution in question includes a vest and arm and leg protectors, all anti-trauma. 

Weighing just 5.0 kg at W3 and 5.9kg at W5, its ergonomic design is suitable for a perfect fit to the shape of the body, that is, for members of the small to large security bodies (men and women). The system is also covered with an anti-abrasion material as standard or with flame retardant material, according to the customer’s needs. 

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Together with the ultralight bullet-proof and anti-stab vest and ultralight ballistic helmet, the GAL VPS is the most up-to-date, modular protective suit available today. Moreover, following a stringent testing process and crash tests, the system has achieved German standard VPAM KDIW 2004 Cubic/ Wurfel. 

“By changing the geometry of the GAL VPS, we have increased the level of protection it offers, decreasing the intensity of impact by 90%,” says Ronen Hamudot, Executive VP of Marketing and Sales at SK Group. “We recently collaborated with the special operations team of West Virginia DCR during their training and we are happy to announce a purchase order by the prison tactical teams in the US. Further orders were received recently from other organizations around the world, following the system’s excellent performance.” 

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