Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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Heard the PLGA bandits during the Galwan clash wore something similar which made them nearly invincible before our guys decided to work around the body protection. Bastards had planned well and come prepared.... and these things don't cost a bomb.

There is an MNC in Hyderabad that researches into a lot of cool Kevlar stuff but hey... back to 'muh gareeb desh... if we don't have martyrs.. who will come at the next recruitment rally argument'?


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Saw this a few months back ...interesting outcome.

.50 Cal are meant to mow down on infantry columns, enemy bunkers and Fortifications,
It is still used after a century
No vests can provide effective protection against .50 BMG
The fact that the vest itself was relatively in shape is amazing
Heard the PLGA bandits during the Galwan clash wore something similar which made them nearly invincible before our guys decided to work around the body protection. Bastards had planned well and come prepared.... and these things don't cost a bomb.

There is an MNC in Hyderabad that researches into a lot of cool Kevlar stuff but hey... back to 'muh gareeb desh... if we don't have martyrs.. who will come at the next recruitment rally argument'?


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Someone posted it earlier on SF thread
It's sweet material engineering, doesn't have to be expensive for us to specifically arm the chinki beating troops
 

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.50 Cal are meant to mow down on infantry columns, enemy bunkers and Fortifications,
It is still used after a century
No vests can provide effective protection against .50 BMG
The fact that the vest itself was relatively in shape is amazing

Someone posted it earlier on SF thread
It's sweet material engineering, doesn't have to be expensive for us to specifically arm the chinki beating troops
The shock on impact from a .50 cal will probably kill the wearer from internal injuries if not from round penetration. It left a sucker punch imprint on the wood. Quite unreal.

Did the MKU helmets procured by forces perform below expectations in live operations against the AK round that they required a ceramic plate add on? True or fabricated stuff from a competitor?
 

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The shock on impact from a .50 cal will probably kill the wearer from internal injuries if not from round penetration. It left a sucker punch imprint on the wood. Quite unreal.

Did the MKU helmets procured by forces perform below expectations in live operations against the AK round that they required a ceramic plate add on? True or fabricated stuff from a competitor?
Which modern helmet can stop a kalash round , tell me sirji.
As far as I know only patka can do that
 

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Which modern helmet can stop a kalash round , tell me sirji.
As far as I know only patka can do that
Point blank range none.7.62 is a fatty slow moving round so its gonna lose a lot of energy after some distance so at distance it has a chance of getting stopped
 

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The army’s new helmet will also have to support various accessories like night-vision goggles, a torch, visors and face shields. More importantly, it has asked for the new helmet to protect against the AK-47’s 7.62x39 mm Mild Steel Core and Hard Steel Core bullets from 10 metres. Mild steel core bullets are most commonly used, while hard steel core rounds are those designed to penetrate metal and body armour.

In two firefights in the Kashmir Valley, one in Pulwama in 2017 and another at Lethpora in 2018, militants had used armour-piercing AK-47 bullets. On June 20 this year, BSF jawans in Kathua shot down a Pakistani hexacopter carrying a US-built M4A1 Colt carbine and two magazines with 60 M855A1 Enhanced Performance Rounds (EPR). These are regular 5.56x45 mm NATO rounds with a steel penetrator tip that can easily penetrate the Level III body armour worn by Indian security forces.

When the army was inducted to fight the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir in the early 1990s, its soldiers were equipped with the Model 1974 fibreglass helmets, which offered inadequate protection against bullets and splinters. An improvised low-cost solution, the β€˜bulletproof patka’ helmet was designed by Major General V.K. Datta in the early 1990s, and is still the standard issue in counterinsurgency operations. It is a circular sheet of armoured steel wrapped in canvas. While it protected the soldier from the bullet itself, it was less successful in protecting the wearer from the trauma of the bullet’s impact. Additionally, bullets ricocheting from the helmet could also injure soldiers standing near the wearer.

In 2018, the army placed a Rs 170-crore order for 158,000 helmets from Kanpur-based firm MKU. The helmets were, however, found to offer inadequate protection against the AK-47 bullets commonly used by militants. A stop-gap AK-47 protectorβ€”a modular ceramic add-on plate produced and designed by another manufacturerβ€”was then issued to troops.

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The add-on armour plates mentioned in article were these -

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Finally it seems IA has seriously come into the routine of utilizing modern technologies, gathering data & feedback from real-world use, then quickly using the lessons learnt to further develop the requirements and procure even better equipment. This was a process that should have ideally started 20 years ago, but while the country itself only started to come out of inward-looking License raj in 1991, the Govt-run companies or organizations like the Army took even longer.

The new requirement seems to ask for helmet systems like these -





Can't wait to see MKU, TAML etc. come up with solutions geared for these requirements. Only these Pvt companies can hope to keep up with the fast-paced ever-changing nature of technology & warfare. The days of relying on Sarkari-run factories and random bouts of individual ingenuity are hopefully behind us.

It’s a shame that MKU is using clamp on attachments and not fully integrated screwed in, makes these solutions look very clumsy IMO
 

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