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Mehler Protection unveils ExoM armored exoskeleton for law enforcement and military operators

The ExoM armored exoskeleton from Mehler Protection provides full body protection up to VPAM 8. (Source: Mehler Protection)
The ExoM armored exoskeleton from Mehler Protection provides full body protection up to VPAM 8. (Source: Mehler Protection)
Mehler Protection has unveiled the ExoM armored exoskeleton designed to reduce the load on law enforcement and military operators while providing up to VPAM 8 class protection. The ExoM will greatly help reduce the musculoskeletal damage and fatigue that occurs from carrying over twenty pounds of gear during duty shifts.

Mehler Protection has launched the ExoM armored exoskeleton with up to VPAM 8 balistic protection for police and military personnel. Made of lightweight titanium, the passive exoskeleton is designed to support up to 70% of the typical weight of gear loads for reduced musculoskeletal injuries and fatigue. 

Modern policemen now carry numerous devices and gear that prior generations did not. Such examples include the body camera, pepper spray, and stun gun. As a result, the total carry weight of required gear can easily exceed 20 pounds. For military operators, weights can easily exceed 50 pounds. Additionally, body armor adds even more weight, so some operators even go on missions with reduced armor protection. Coupled with long shifts and mission deployments, injuries to the body occur as the excessive weight wears down joints and backs while reducing mobility during engagements.

The articulated joint design of the ExoM retains 99% of a person's normal range of motion, and the passive design helps reduce overall weight while enabling unlimited shift durations by eliminating the need to recharge power systems. The ExoM was developed in collaboration with the Canadian biomechanics company Mawashi and the French police tactical unit GIGN at the National Gendarmerie of France.

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The ExoM utilizes a lightweight titanium to help carry heavy gear while retaining full-range mobility. (Source: Mehler Protection)
The ExoM utilizes a lightweight titanium to help carry heavy gear while retaining full-range mobility. (Source: Mehler Protection)



FULDA, GERMANY (18 January 2024)

Mehler Protection, an innovative brand under the Mehler Systems banner, proudly announces the launch of the ExoM Up-Armoured Exoskeleton.

Crafted through a collaborative effort with Mehler Protection, Mawashi Science & Technology and GIGN (an elite police tactical unit of the National Gendarmerie of France), this revolutionary product sets new standards in weight management and ballistic protection for military and law enforcement sectors.

Transformative Load-Bearing Solution

The ExoM Exoskeleton revolutionises the experience for military and law enforcement personnel facing extended wear of heavy equipment and demanding high-level ballistic protection. By redistributing up to 70% of the load from the shoulders to the ground, this technology alleviates physical strain, and mitigates injuries, allowing operators to focus on their duties.

High-Level Full-Body Armour

Boasting exceptional load-bearing capabilities, the ExoM Exoskeleton enhances survivability by providing high-level ballistic protection.

“We've harnessed our expertise to engineer a product that not only redistributes load effectively but also enhances survivability with top-tier ballistic protection, offering full-body coverage up to VPAM 8," stated Daniel von Chamier, Group Director of Sales at Mehler Systems.

Exceptional Ergonomics and Mobility

Equipped with a flexible spine, sliding waist belt, and articulated hip, knee, and ankle joints, the ExoM Exoskeleton ensures operators maintain up to 99% ease and range of motion. This flexibility proves vital for navigating challenging terrains and confined spaces.

Self-Sufficiency in Remote Areas

Functioning as a passive Exoskeleton, it operates without the need for external power sources. This feature makes it perfect for extended missions or remote locations, eliminating the necessity for heavy batteries and charging equipment.

“Collaborating with Mehler Protection on the ExoM Up-Armoured Exoskeleton has been an exciting journey for Mawashi Science & Technology. Our focus on engineering the framework and structural innovation of the Exoskeleton has seamlessly merged with Mehler Protection’s expertise in ballistic protection, resulting in a groundbreaking product that sets new benchmarks in weight management and ballistic protection,” said Etienne Lamoureux, General Manager of Mawashi Science & Technology.

Mehler Protection remains at the forefront of innovation in ballistic protection.

“The ExoM stands as a testament to our collaborative dedication to advancing technology, delivering a revolutionary solution for military and law enforcement professionals through the integrated expertise,” said von Chamier.

Find out more about the ExoM Up-Armoured Exoskeleton here.

About Mehler Protection

Mehler Protection, a leader in ballistic protection solutions, is dedicated to a simple yet profound mission: safeguarding lives and providing peace of mind. The company offers a comprehensive range of meticulously engineered solutions, dedicated to protecting both individuals and diverse operational platforms.

Catering to the needs of law enforcement, military professionals, and security personnel, Mehler Protection’s products are thoughtfully designed to ensure resilience and reliability even in the most demanding environments. The team of dedicated experts, backed by years of experience, takes pride in crafting products that represent the pinnacle of safety. Every item bearing the Mehler Protection name is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence and an unwavering focus on securing lives in the face of evolving challenges.

Mehler Protection is an integral part of the Mehler Systems family, benefiting from the rich heritage and expertise that the name represents. As a sub-brand within Mehler Systems, Mehler Protection is deeply committed to upholding the values and principles that have defined the Mehler Systems brand for decades.

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About Mawashi Science and Technology

Founded in 2003, Mawashi has over 20 years of expertise in new product development and research and development, specifically in designing wearable systems on the human body. The constant desire to innovate inspires the team to push their limits and create unconventional innovative products that redefine market standards. It is this quest for pioneering that leads to the development of an exoskeleton for military and law enforcement operators, the UPRISE exoskeleton.

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