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Mehler Vario System has been awarded a follow-on contract for ballistic protective vests for the armed forces of Sweden, the company has announced in a press release.

The contract was awarded by the Swedish Defence Procurement Agency the FMV and calls for Mehler Vario System to increase the quantities of ballistic protective vests it has been delivering.

Prior to the award of the new contract, Mehler had already delivered several thousand protective vests for Swedens military. According to the company, the new contract covers the delivery of ballistic vests up to a total value around €180,000,000.

The FMV indicated it awarded the procurement contract to replenish and expand its armed forces’current inventory of body armour.