Modular Universal Scalable Technology from Mehler Vario System GmbH

A few years ago, German armor company Mehler bought Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH which introduced load carriage to their offerings and then UF PRO which specializes in clothing. These two brands joined Mehler Law Enforcement GmbH and Mehler Engineered Defence GmbH, forming Mehler Vario System GmbH. This made them a very effective, vertically integrated company to support military and law enforcement across Europe.

They just recently introduced Modular Universal Scalable Technology or M.U.S.T., an integrated solution which offers, armor, load carriage and clothing.

To kick things off, they’ve offered three examples of systems available under M.U.S.T. Here is the Ultra light setup, the RECCE.

The minimalist version (RECCE) is based on the ultra lightweight plate carrier. Together with a 2-row waist belt and ultra light VPAM 6 plates for the front and back, a plate carrier can be configured which can be easily worn, even for long periods under a STRIKER STEALTH SMOG or MONSOON rain jacket. The system is complemented by a tactical climbing harness and a sleeve for attaching MOLLE equipment and holsters.

One of the things you have to remember as an American reader is that they are a European company and use European standards for armor. In particular, you will note the VPAM (Association of Test Centres for Attack-Resistant Materials and Designs) testing standard, which is applicable in many countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium and Norway.

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Check out their website for information on additional M.U.S.T. solutions.

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