DRDO develops lightest bullet proof jacket

New Delhi April 23 (UNI) DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur has developed the lightest bulletproof jacket in the country.

The jacket is capable of giving protection against 7.62 x 54 R API (Level 6 of BIS 17051) ammunition.

Recently, this bulletproof jacket was successfully tested at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh as per BIS 17051-2018, an official statement said.

This jacket is based upon a new design approach, where novel materials along with new processes have been used.

The front Hard Armour Panel (HAP) of the jacket defeats multiple hits (06 shots) of 7.62 x 54 R API (Sniper rounds) in both ICW (In-conjunction with) and Standalone design.

The ergonomically designed front HAP is made up of a monolithic ceramic plate with polymer backing which enhances the wearability and comfort during the operation. The areal density of ICW Hard Armour Panel (HAP) and standalone HAP is less than 40 kg/m2 and 43 kg/m2 respectively.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO has congratulated DMSRDE for the successful development of this lightest bulletproof jacket for protection against the highest threat level.

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