The summer holidays are over and kids in the United States are getting ready to go back to school.
But while parents prepare to send their kids into the new school year, a military hardware company have been swamped with orders for bulletproof backpacks.
Created by Israeli company Masada Armour, the backpacks are designed to withstand bullets from weapons as powerful as AK-47s – and parents are buying up quick to protect their kids amid the horror of US school shootings.
Despite their whopping $500+ price tag, orders for the backpacks are flying in so fast, the manufacturing company have had to scale up production to cope with the demand from worried US parents.
“We designed a bulletproof backpack at the request of our distributors in the United States after the huge trauma caused by the February shooting in Florida,” Snir Koren, CEO of the manufacturing company told the AFP.
“Since then, orders from the United States have been coming in,” he added.
“In two months we have sold hundreds and are gearing up to increase production rates to 500 units per month.”
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