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BMI, a South Korean company that manufactures helmets and other protection items for the military and the police, is currently working on the development of the S-series bullet proof helmet, in association with partner company DSM. The helmet is to be launched in 2023. The company, formerly known as ERE, released the E-FUL helmet for special mission users in 2020, said Sim Jeong-Hoon, company CEO. The special forces in South Korea use the F-series helmet while the Malaysian Special Forces have purchased the E-SEL helmet. In 2018, the company supplied camouflage clothes to the ROK army and have so far provided eight million sets of body armor to the ROK Army. The company also markets
gloves and pouches.

“We have seen great demand for our products,” said Jeong-Hoon. “We have been successful in delivering our products to Singapore and Malaysia and are looking to expand our global footprint.”

Another of the company’s products that is in demand is the lightweight bullet proof plate. Earlier this year, the company unveiled two types of bullet proof plates. While Type 1 eights less than 1.2 kg and can protect a person from the threat of 7.62 mm AK47 bullets, Type 2 weights less than 1.6 kg and offers protection from 5.56 mm S109 bullets. The lightweight bullet proof plates will help personnel be more mobile, thus ensuring a better combat performance.


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