World’s First Bomb Blanket Makes Debut

1 June 2009 (Last Updated June 1st, 2009 18:30)

Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) has introduced the world's first blast protection blanket capable of protecting against ballistic threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and even nuclear spills. RST reports that the new Demron-W High Energy Nuclear/Ballistic IED RDD RED

Radiation Shield Technologies (RST) has introduced the world's first blast protection blanket capable of protecting against ballistic threats such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and even nuclear spills.

RST reports that the new Demron-W High Energy Nuclear/Ballistic IED RDD RED Shield can provide total protection against ballistics, IEDs, dirty bombs and all types of radiological and nuclear incidents.

RST president of radiation shield rechnologies Ronald F DeMeo said that the Demron Shield provides unsurpassed nuclear suppression and outperforms all current softbody armour in anti-fragment and ballistic protection.

"The Demron-W Nuclear/Ballistic Shield is the only device that can combat all threats faced today, including traditional ballistics and bombs as well as IEDs, RDDs, REDs, nuclear and radiological threats and roadside bombs," said DeMeo.

The shield is made with RST's patented Demron-W fabric, which has National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Class 2 Certification for the 1994–2007 Standard on Protective Ensembles for First Responders to CBRN Terrorism Incidents.

The material provided level IIIA ballistic protection and unsurpassed fragmentation protection during tests conducted by the HP White Laboratory.

Demron and the new Demron-W consist of a radiopaque nano-polymeric compound fused between layers of fabric and manufactured into several lightweight, nuclear-radiation blocking garments, including full-body suits, vests, blankets and medical X-ray vests and aprons.

Demron has been proved to block gamma rays, X-rays and nuclear emissions by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, part of the National Nuclear Security Administration within the US Department of Energy, as well as the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Demron technologies are used worldwide by NATO, NASA, the National Guard, US Navy, UAE and the governments of South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others.