Meet the Kyiv artists producing bulletproof vests for the Ukrainian army
A community of artists in Kyiv have transformed their art space into a small factory producing bulletproof vests, anti-tank barricades and pot-belly stoves for Ukrainian reservists.To get more news about bullet proof zone, you can visit bulletproofboxs.com official website.
The artists, from Kyiv-based NGO Kosmos Tabir, had renovated the underground space and initially planned to use it to host various art projects.Anton Felemenyuk, one of the artists, said they began by making small anti-tank barricades, before scaling-up to full-size barricades.
In the first two weeks of the war, the artists produced around 150 anti-tank barricades.
They then moved on to producing bulletproof vests, starting by preparing plates and later sewing vests.
"We are fighting here not even for freedom, but for existence," said web-designer and photographer Svitlana Dolbysheva.
A bulletproof vest, also known as a ballistic vest or a bullet-resistant vest, is an item of body armor that helps absorb the impact and reduce or stop penetration to the torso from firearm-fired projectiles and fragmentation from explosions. The vest may come in a soft form, as worn by many police officers, prison guards, security guards and some private citizens. Prison guards and police may wear soft vests designed to resist stabbing attacks, using metallic or para-aramid components. Soldiers, SWAT teams, marines and special operations forces wear hard armors, either in conjunction with soft armor or alone. This allows for protection against rifle ammunition or fragmentation.
Soft armour is usually made of woven fabrics (synthetic or natural) and protects up to NIJ level IIIA. Soft armour can be worn stand-alone or can be combined with hard armor as part of an "In-Conjunction" armor system. In these in-conjunction systems, a soft armor "plate backer" is usually placed behind the ballistic plate and the combination of soft and hard armor provides the designated level of protection.