While it’s tragic that there’s a need for them, it makes perfect sense that an Israeli company devised the technology for a backpack that deploys a bulletproof vest. With security a chief concern in the Holy Land, Israeli companies have been on the forefront of innovation to protect civilians and professionals alike.
With the increase in school shootings in the U.S., these companies have received new demands for their products. While Masada Armor’s bulletproof backpack is currently too heavy for younger children, representatives from the company say that lighter models for young students are currently in development.
We designed a bullet-proof backpack at the request of our distributors in the United States after the huge trauma caused by the February shooting in Florida,” Snir Koren, CEO of Masada Armor. . .
In a matter of months protective gear manufacturer Masada Armor, based in the northern Israeli town of Julis, developed its bullet-proof backpack and got it certified by the Israeli army and police.
“Since then, orders from the United States have been coming in,” Koren said in Hebrew.
“In two months we have sold hundreds and are gearing up to increase production rates to 500 units per month.”