The Steel Research Institute has developed a new protective titanium helmet “Bars-L” for Russian law enforcement agencies

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The Steel Research Institute has developed a new protective titanium helmet “Bars-L” for Russian law enforcement agencies

The Steel Research Institute, part of the Kalashnikov concern, has developed a new protective helmet for military personnel of the Russian army. The product will be demonstrated at the Expotechnoguard exhibition in St. Petersburg.

Specialists from the Steel Research Institute have developed a titanium protective helmet "Bars-L", which in terms of protection area and external body kit is similar to the "Elbrus-T" armored helmet already put into mass production. “Bars” differs from “Elbrus” in its shape and protective characteristics. If in “Elbrus-T” the developers minimized the thickness of the titanium shell as much as possible, making it composite to reduce weight and simplify the technology, then in “Bars-L” the titanium shell is solid, which significantly increases the protective properties against the backdrop of a slight increase in the weight of the helmet itself.



As stated, the new “Bars-L” is made on the basis of high-strength titanium and has a bulletproof protection level of BR2+, i.e. the helmet holds an automatic bullet from a certain distance. In addition, anti-fragmentation protection is also increased; the helmet protects against standard fragments flying at a speed of 700-720 m/sec. As the developers note, this is higher than that of helmets made of aramids or ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE).

The increase in helmet weight by 100-120 grams is compensated by its protective characteristics. At the moment, the helmet has not yet gone into mass production; it is only planned to be offered to Russian law enforcement agencies.

As the Kalashnikov concern emphasizes, titanium helmets have always been the hallmark of the Steel Research Institute. Helmets "Altyn", 6B6-3, "Lynx-T" are still in use not only in the power structures of Russia, but also in the former Soviet republics.
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  1. 0
    April 2 2024 13: 33
    Specialists from the Steel Research Institute have developed a titanium protective helmet
    Somehow... in our opinion...
    Not?
    Although... as long as it fulfills the function!
  2. +4
    April 2 2024 13: 39
    has a level of bulletproof protection BR2+

    Don't spread marketing nonsense.
    Any product of this kind is certified according to GOST R 50744-95 “Armored clothing. Classification and general technical requirements" with 4 amendments. In this GOST, in the latest edition of 2016, there are no BR2+. As was not the case in the previous ones.
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    1. +1
      April 2 2024 13: 51
      Quote: dnestr74
      EARS NOT PROTECTED?

      It kind of annoys me too...
    2. +2
      April 2 2024 13: 53
      You need to put headphones on your armor's ears
    3. +1
      April 2 2024 13: 58
      It happens that they do it both without ears and with ears. Not everyone fights with active headphones.
    4. +1
      April 2 2024 14: 20
      WHAT IS THE EAR??? ///

      You need CCIs if you are fighting with headphones. And just like that, of course, they protect against fragments, but greatly reduce the level of audibility from external sources. For example, you may not be able to hear the command or buzz of drones. That's why they usually wear open helmets
  4. 0
    April 2 2024 14: 12
    The same eggs only in profile)) this is a circumcised altyn))
    1. 0
      April 2 2024 17: 47
      You've really lifted the veil of secrecy. Nobody knew, no one noticed.
      “As the Kalashnikov concern emphasizes, titanium helmets have always been the hallmark of the Steel Research Institute. The Altyn, 6B6-3, and Lynx-T helmets are still in use not only in the power structures of Russia, but also in the former Soviet republics.”
  5. -2
    April 2 2024 14: 30
    Protection is good. The main thing is that your neck doesn’t break from a machine gun bullet, or your brains don’t leak out. Otherwise it will be inconvenient.
  6. +2
    April 2 2024 14: 46
    The price of the Elbrus-T armored helmet on the Steel Research Institute website is positioned at 95600 rubles. I wonder what the price of Barca-L will be?