Estonian company invents mobile underground bomb shelter

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Estonian military technology company Terramil OU has invented a waterproof underground bomb shelter which can be used to build a whole town underground.

Scientists of the University of Tartu tested the shelter and determined that it would successfully protect people from attacks with long-range weapons, spokespeople for the university said.

According to member of the company's board Kristo Kirs its is a unique shelter since it can be transported easily, is made of plastic and is completely waterproof. Competing shelters are usually made of concrete, logs or iron but none of these are completely waterproof or mobile. The plastic shelter can be set up in just one and a half hours and it is light.

The bomb shelter is UV-, acid-, soil- and weatherproof. It can endure extreme temperatures and can be used between -50 and +80 degrees of Celsius.

Customers can choose the shelter's length, width and shape, and can also add other necessary rooms like an office, a warehouse, technical rooms, refrigerators, a server room and a bedroom.

The company has conducted tests in cooperation with the defense forces which have shown that the shelter can endure being hit with a shell of up to 155 millimeters.