New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) lab Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur developed light weight bullet-proof jacket weighing 9 kg. meeting the qualitative requirements of the Indian Army.
The front hard armour panel jacket was tested at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL), Chandigarh and met relevant BIS standards. The importance of this vital development lies in the fact that each gram of bullet-proof jacket weight reduction is crucial in enhancing soldier comfort while ensuring the survivability. This technology reduces the weight of the medium-sized bullet-proof jacket from 10.4kg to 9kg. Very specific materials and processing technologies have been developed in the laboratories for the purpose.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO scientists and Industry for developing the light-weight bullet-proof jacket to make soldiers more comfortable.
Secretary of the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman the DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the DMSRDE team for the development.