FDS MASS Shields are modular multiple role personnel protection shields.
MASS shields have been specifically designed for the operators conducting missions and training within a dynamic environment.
Initially designed for tactical military users tasked with conducting ship boarding operations, the ergonomic designs have proven very effective for Tactical Firearms Units (TFU), Armed Response Vehicle (ARV) crews and Specialist Police teams, who need to conduct confined space entry drills and searches in subterranean tunnels, attic roof spaces and similar areas.
The MASS shield is designed to be carried by operators that are tasked to enter restricted spaces within buildings, ships holds (ship searches), confined walkways, trains and aircraft. In addition, they provide the user with ergonomic carriage and the ability for climbing ladders or covering long distances over rough ground.
FDS MASS shields are in operational service with a number of ARV and TFU teams worldwide and have proven an effective and valuable aid for all Counter Terror (CT), law enforcement and military forces, that require the operators to rapidly approach an adversary in the open or within a confined area.
Folding sectional design makes MASS easy to carry within confined areas. Even the large shields configurations do not limit the user in either standing or crouching positions.
The shields can be swam with whilst attached or floated alongside the diver / swimmer operator and is a major safety factor for operators conducting maritime boarding operations.
MASS can easily be carried for long distances, even when conducting tactical movements and insertions over hostile terrain. The MASS incorporates the leading-edge ballistic technology to deliver the lightest and most efficient solutions.
Modular Folding Side and Lower Sections Allows for easy movement while pushing into and climbing through confined clutter and obstacles. During operational use the shield is attached on the outer forearm and allows both hands free to conduct normal weapon stoppage drills, reloads, etc.