Turkish company prepares to product mine-resistant military boots

Turkish company prepares to product mine-resistant military boots
# 03 March 2011 10:51 (UTC +04:00)
He noted the importance of this project and said that this project is pursued by the Secretary of Turkish Defense Industry (SSM) together with Uludag University. Explosive and bomb specialists, orthopedists, surgeons are participating in the project. The tests of the boots prepared on the project will be finished at the end of the next year and the production will begin.

Yakupoglu said the specific character of the boots was that the boot protect the soldier’s leg from mine blast.

“The finger, toenail and etc. can be break off during the mine explosion. But when the ankle breaks off the leg must be taken off. This boot will save the ankle and prevent the amputation of the leg” - said Yakupoglu.
The head of the company said that these boots would protect from anti-personal mine. The boot will meet the international standards.

Yakupoglu noted that his company is working on the project of provision of Turkish Armed Forces with new boots. According to him, today the weight of used boots is 2kg. But the weight of new boots is decreased by 50 %. At the same time it will keep the soldier’s leg hot in winter and cool in summer and will prevent the leg perspiration.

He said that they sell 80 thousand pairs technical shoes to Azerbaijan a year, and added that these shoes are used mainly in the oil industry: “Azerbaijani Defense Industry also wanted from us the samples of military boots for hard cold places. Now we are preparing it and will deliver the samples for the trial. It will be possible that the Defense Ministry can purchase these soldier boots”.

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