A few questions about BPJ (BodyProtectionJackets)

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  1. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

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    How many BPJs are in use in the army, paramilitary.... does NSG use different versions ?
    Whats the name of them and how effective are they ?
    Who is the manufacturer`?
    Is BP standard fo IA jawans??
     
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  3. Koovie

    Koovie Regular Member

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    does no one have an idea?!
     
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    Singh Phat Cat Administrator

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    IIRC the biggest manufacturer of bullet proof jackets is an Indian firm based in UP.
    But since today is Diwali don't expect too get answers.
     
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    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    I think it's mainly MKU Corp.- they clinched a 100 cr. order for bulletproof vests for the Army and CPF's in 2010. Their HQ for India is at Kanpur. My guess, from various fotos and from a quick look at their company website, is that they supply the Completar- MKU :: Manufacturers of Defence, Armed Forces and Paramilitary Solutions.

    But there's a host of India BPJ manufacturers, some of which also supply jackets to various paramilitary units or special forces- most of which you can find here:- Bullet Proof Jacket - Bullet Proof Jacket Manufacturers,Bullet Proof Jacket Suppliers & Exporters
     
  6. venkat

    venkat Regular Member

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    But why do you need this classified info?
     
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    JBH22 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Yeah we got an idea of the defective BPJ when police officers when killed during mumbai 26/11.
    In any case Indian infantry lives is not that prized by our babus or even top brass
     
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    Lack of info here. There is no wearable bullet proof jacket which can stop 7.62mm bullets from 200m let alone point blank range. Only heavily armoured cars and tanks can protect you from the AK-47.

    The police officers were killed due to a lack of understanding of the situation and inability to cope with the terrorists superior training. All they did was jump out of the bushes and shoot the cops.
     
  9. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    check about Level type III and type IV BPJ
    Body Armor Classifications

    few of Indian companies make this in India
    Jeet & Jeet Glass and Chem.> Body armor, bullet proof jacket, bullet proof vests, Add-on armor plates, Ceramic Plates, PE Plates

    about AK here TATA claims this
    TATA Advanced Materials Ltd...

    they show it with bullets from AK and even 7.62. I didnt take pic.
     
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    p2prada Stars and Ambassadors Stars and Ambassadors

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    Nope. They don't provide full time protection and are very heavy. Type IV offers only single shot protection. One bullet and the armour becomes useless. Type I and II are more versatile, but don't offer any protection against Ak-47. Let's not forget we are talking about burst fire and not single shots.

    Type III is the best, tell a soldier he is going on a 30Km hike wearing one and see his face light up with enthusiasm. The Americans use Type III interceptor armour. It weighs ~8Kg in some configurations. Protection against 7.62mm is not guaranteed beyond 3 shots. Even these 3 shots are in specific laboratory conditions.

    It's a simple thing and there is constant debate on armour. Infantry want less armour in order not to sacrifice mobility while mounted soldiers want more amrmour due to need of protection from IEDs.
     
  11. ace009

    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Hmm - where are the droid armies when you want them?
     
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    Prefer the clones. Prefer soldiers who think before they shoot.
     
  13. Sikh_warrior

    Sikh_warrior Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    this is not a classified info....

    this small manufacturing unit is doing wonders in terms of quality products and they export a lot.

    why cant they be contacted to supply the kevlar helmets to the indian infantry?
     

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