MSF was in search for a lightweight and flexible solution to protect their emergency clinics in conflict areas against unintended impact such as falling ammunition and shards. The available solution for ballistic protection in the market, such as armour plates and sand bags, are often heavy, voluminous and difficult to integrate. The ballistic protection solutions WRG researched, in cooperation with the experts of Sioen Armour Protection (SAP), should be easy applicable in temporary shelters and should not limit the functionality of the building or influence the work of the staff. For each size and typical use, a tailored application can be developed, while maintaining key features such as limited weight, reparability and flexible use and integration into temporary and semi-permanent shelter structures.
In cooperation with SAP, the Ballistic protection sheet (dimensions: 3 x 3 mtr) has been developed as an additional layer of protection against spray fire and falling ammunition. The sheet is applicable in new and existing tent structures. This additional protection measure for commonly used tents and buildings ensures a safe working environment in conflict situations and unstable areas with activity of armed forces.