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Safety Seat System

Autoflug GmbH

Suspended by straps anchored to several points on the roof and sides, Autoflug seats protect the crew from side and bottom mine and IED blasts. The ergonomically optimized seats provide an optimized working position, which reduces fatigue and stress during long operations. The seats protect the crew by eliminating the direct effect of a blast's shock wave because they are not rigidly connected to the hull. The system also includes special restraint screens on the sides, limiting the movement of the head during side blast. These seats are already in use in 20 types of AFVs including the Leopard 2, Wiesel 2 and Puma armored personnel carriers. Seats were also tested with Israeli Merkava Mk4. (driver seat photo is shown below, right. Passenger seat with IED side-blast protection restraint mesh shown on left.,



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