Some of New York’s newest high tech weapons in the war on terror look like ordinary blankets. Others resemble bulletproof vests or shields commonly used by riot cops.
But they’re all made of state-of-the-art material that can protect civilians and rescuers against chemical, biological and radiological attacks.
The shield and vests would be used by first responders.
The blankets come in two models.
One would be thrown over radiation victims to keep them from irradiating others.
Also in the department’s arsenal is a “Hi-Energy Nuclear Suppression Blanket,” designed to be placed over a dirty bomb about to go off.
It has twice the capabilities of a standard bomb blanket in reducing the force of a blast.
It also traps chemical, biological and nuclear agents, reducing by more than half the distance they can spread, said Ronald DeMeo, CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies.
All of the new equipment is made of Demron, a state-of-the-art fabric blend that blocks chemical, biological and nuclear agents, according to DeMe.