The Uprated Search Suit has been designed specifically for personnel involved in searching for and clearing of mines and terrorist explosive devices. The Uprated Search Suit is modelled on the MK5 EOD Bomb Disposal Suit, but is much lighter in weight, provides all-round 360° protection, whilst at the same time being comfortable to wear and allowing virtually unrestricted movement.
The Uprated Search Suit is supplied with a helmet and two ceramic plates. The suit and helmet are each rated to provide V50 protection of 450m/s (17 grain FSP), whilst the torso provides enhanced V50 protection of 600m/s (NIJ Level IIIA). The ceramic plates provide further enhanced ballistic protection increased to NIJ Level III or IV. The outer material of the Demining Suit is constructed of hard wearing, waterproof, fire-retardant Kermel and includes the latest technology of woven fibres design.
The Uprated Search Suit is of modular design, and may be worn with or without sleeves, trousers or optional hand protectors. The jacket contains pockets in the front and back into which the ceramic plates (30cm x 25cm) can be inserted.
IMAS: The Uprated Search Suit meets the IMAS [International Mine Action Standard] 10.30 standard.