DMSRDE develops special bullet proof jacket

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  1. Shaitan

    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    Kanpur, May 11 (PTI) Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) has developed a special bullet proof jacket which can absorb the impact of "Kirkee" - the most powerful bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle. A rigorous test of the bullet proof jacket has already been conducted in the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory at Chandigarh and it also cleared the parameters created by the Army under the General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR) 1318, Director of DMSRDE Arvind Kumar Saxena told reporters here today. The special bullet proof vest has been sent to the Army for further tests and after getting the final clearance it would be ready for supply, Saxena added. Weighing over 10kg, each jacket is priced in the range of Rs 60,000 to Rs 80,000. "Till date the bullet proof vests available in the country can withstand the "normal" bullet fired by an AK-47, pistol or rifle," he said. Saxena remarked, "Defence ministry had asked us to manufacture a bullet proof jacket which could absorb the pressure of powerful "Kirkee" bullet fired from an AK-47 and projectiles of an INSAS rifle." Based on the inputs, the DMSRDE manufactured the special bullet proof jacket, he said, adding that the vest also covers the neck region. "The help of a Panvel-based firm S M Pulp, involved in manufacturing defence material, was taken in the making of the bullet proof jacket, but it was developed at DMSRDE and the quality control tests were performed by scientists here," he added. DMSRDE, a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation, is responsible for research and development of material for the military services, including various types of protective clothing and equipment. PTI ZIR KAS


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  3. drkrn

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    congratulations .

    is this our first attempt in making bullet proof jackets?
     
  4. bhramos

    bhramos Elite Member Elite Member

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    grt news.....
    but i dont think this is first attempt!!!
    but couldnt provide source....
     
  5. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    10 kg for each jacket is good, earlier each plate used to have 10 kg wait and a jacket is used to have two plates, which means 20 kg with option to remove back plate as per mission requirement. So it is good attempt, but we need to reduce weight without compromising on quality.
     
  6. H.A.

    H.A. Senior Member Senior Member

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    Agreed, 10 Kgs is only the weight of the jacket, add to that other stuff that a soldier has to carry, either our soldiers have to become vikings or we have to reduce the weight of all the equipment carried by our soldiers.
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    @HA even the good patka, has weight of 10 kg to protect head, add to that 20 kg for the existing BPJ, add 4.5 kg for rifle, plus ammo and other basic things you are looking at over weight soldier, which effects his efficency.
     
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    Exactly my point sir, that's why i said either make our soldiers strong or reduce the weight they have to carry, to get the end result of increase efficiency.
     
  9. sesha_maruthi27

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    Good to see indigenous stuff being made........
     

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