The new individual tool works not only as a gas mask, protecting the respiratory system, but also protects against bullets and fragments. The Russian army in the future may receive a new personal protective equipment. On the development of a new gas mask, which simultaneously performs the functions of an armored helmet. Developers have already received a patent for it. The level of protection is not disclosed. Until now, it was impossible to be in a gas mask without using a filter. Now, it became possible to switch to filtering the inhaled air through the filter only if necessary, being in a protective helmet. At the same time, the function of protection against damaging elements - bullets and fragments - is provided. According to the description, the new gas mask consists of a body, the protective glass is made in the form of a visor, there is an intercom and a device for safe fluid intake. To protect against toxic substances, three types of filter-sorbent elements are used. At the same time, the filters are not located on the front side of the helmet, as in modern gas masks in service with the Russian and foreign armies, but symmetrically on both sides in the region of the temple-ear. Filters, made in the form of flat disks, provide protection to military personnel from toxic and toxic substances, radioactive dust and biological agents. The new gas mask, according to the developers, has a number of advantages compared to existing models. So, the filters located in the area of the temple-ear do not interfere with shooting, in addition, they can be changed while in the zone of action of the WMD. The gas mask can operate in passive mode without discharging the filter, which was not the case on previous models of gas masks. Also, the new personal protective equipment has a "ready" mode, when using which the transition to a combat position will take only 3-4 seconds, which is very important when the enemy uses chemical weapons. Another and very important property of the new gas mask is the ability to protect a soldier from fragments and bullets without the use of a combat helmet. At what stage the work on the gas mask-armored helmet is now not reported. Most likely, in the future, such personal protective equipment will be in demand not only in the rcbz troops, but also in the entire Russian army. Read about the first gas attack on the Eastern Front in December 1914 in the NiT article.
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