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Wary of ‘Russian Invasion’, Estonia Designs Mobile Bomb Shelter

© Flickr / Program Executive Office SoldierMarch 15, 2015. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe-led land force assurance training mission taking place across Estonia
March 15, 2015. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. Army Europe-led land force assurance training mission taking place across Estonia - Sputnik International
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A brand new Estonian-built mobile bomb shelter, capable of withstanding 155 mm caliber shelling, was seen dug into the sand dunes of the country’s Tapa range late last month.

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“This shelter was designed to handle the impact of 155 mm artillery shells…  We have just tested it against a variety of weapons, from 81 mm shells all the way to 155 mm ones and, as you can see, it handled all of them just fine”, said Peter Kirsti, one of the designers of the mobile shelter.

Dubbed as Sub Safe U1, the shelters, made from polythene, are around six meters long, weigh around two tons, cost 18,000 euros a piece and purportedly take less than two hours to assemble.

Built by Estonian defense firm Terramil, the units can hold up to 12 people.

With the armed conflict in Ukraine raging on despite the proclaimed ceasefire, the demand for mobile shelters is high, even though work on the prototype started well before the outbreak of the conflict in Donbass.

Additionally to the Eastern European countries, the mobile bomb shelters have generated considerable interest in Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt.

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