Monday, October 31, 2011

IDF Develops 'Protective Bed', 'Protective Cabinet'

Protective cabinet Homefront Command

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The IDF’s Home Front Command has come up with new products to help protect civilians from terror rocket attacks. These include a “protective bed” and a “protective cabinet.”

The Command’s Fortification Department recently completed the testing of the new products, which are expected to be useful against conventional missiles.

The protective bed looks like a regular bed but can be opened and turned into “a kind of protective canopy” in times of emergency, according to the IDF Website. “This solution offers alternative, inexpensive and accessible protection for people who are unable to build a protected space in their apartments,” the website explained.

The same kind of thinking led to the development of a protective cabinet. The cabinet serves as a regular closet for storage of various items within the apartment, but can be emptied of these objects and used for protection when missiles strike.      More