DRDO develops Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket for protection against highest threat Level 6 of BIS

The areal density of ICW Hard Armour Panel (HAP) and standalone HAP is less than 40 kg/m2 and 43 kg/m2 respectively.

DRDO develops Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket for protection against highest threat Level 6 of BIS

DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur has successfully developed the lightest Bullet Proof Jacket in the country for protection against 7.62 x 54 R API (Level 6 of BIS 17051) ammunition.

Recently, this bulletproof jacket was successfully tested at TBRL, Chandigarh. This jacket is based upon a new design approach, where novel materials and new processes have been used.

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The front Hard Armour Panel (HAP) of this 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 comprises a monolithic ceramic plate with polymer backing, enhancing wearability and comfort during the operation.

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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 have congratulated DMSRDE for the successful development of this lightest bulletproof jacket for protection against the highest threat level.

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