NATO-standard defense facilities reinforce Ukrainian strongholds

18:55, 21 August 2015

The first strongholds with defense facilities meeting NATO and U.S. Army standards have been set up in Dnipropetrovsk region.

A new defense facility in Dnipropetrovsk region meet NATO standards / Photo from УНИАН

Such facilities allow troops to hold the line along the perimeter amid fighting with the enemy.

It is reported that the facilities consist of a metal structure and baskets that could be filled with soil, sand, gravel, clay, stone or other similar construction materials.

Such strongholds protect troops from shrapnel of shells fired by heavy machine guns, grenade launchers and other artillery weapons.

As of today, this technology has proven to be one of the most advanced – a set of such defense installations could be deployed within a few hours, without involving construction equipment.


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