Modernisation of Indian Army Infantry

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future ki chinta he sabko... abhi jawan ke pass kuchh. nai hai uski ki sako.. nahi.padi..hai.so.sad..
 

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Defence Ministry to buy bulletproof jackets from two companies
The Defence ministry has decided that Tata Advanced Materials and MKU, the two Indian contenders shortlisted for supplying 50,000 bulletproof jackets, will supply 25,000 such jackets each. The decision is aimed at faster procurement of these jackets for jawans. The decision to choose Indian contenders to manufacture these jackets is being seen as a great push to the government’s Make In India initiative.

While the final contract is yet to be signed, ministry sources are hopeful that it will be signed “soon”. “The price bids for the project were opened two weeks ago. It has been decided that orders of 25,000 jackets each will be placed with Tatas and MKU. The contracts shall be finalised soon,” said an MoD official.

http://idrw.org/defence-ministry-to-buy-bulletproof-jackets-from-two-companies/#more-83610
 

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Defence Ministry to buy bulletproof jackets from two companies
The Defence ministry has decided that Tata Advanced Materials and MKU, the two Indian contenders shortlisted for supplying 50,000 bulletproof jackets, will supply 25,000 such jackets each. The decision is aimed at faster procurement of these jackets for jawans. The decision to choose Indian contenders to manufacture these jackets is being seen as a great push to the government’s Make In India initiative.

While the final contract is yet to be signed, ministry sources are hopeful that it will be signed “soon”. “The price bids for the project were opened two weeks ago. It has been decided that orders of 25,000 jackets each will be placed with Tatas and MKU. The contracts shall be finalised soon,” said an MoD official.

http://idrw.org/defence-ministry-to-buy-bulletproof-jackets-from-two-companies/#more-83610
Any information, If these Jackets are indigenous development of TAM & MKU ? OR just manufacturing with TOT from any foreign company ?
 

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Any information, If these Jackets are indigenous development of TAM & MKU ? OR just manufacturing with TOT from any foreign company ?
I think MKU is an INDIAN company which has its own ballistic lab and manufacures really good body armour, defence armor and night vision devices,

Here is some information


Instavest G6 sets completely new benchmarks for performance, comfort and the weight. 6 generation ultra-light weight Ammo flex armour made from th e strongest materials in the latest generation fibres and the unique patented quick release system make it the most capable tactical vest ever. It offers protection from handgun ammun
ition, RCC’s and FSP’s at vastly improved energy absorption and dissipation levels.




It features a unique, patented quick release (QR) system which enables the vest to be released from the body swiftly in one piece and in a single action during emergency situations.


WEIGHT
At less than 5 kgs, it is over 40% lighter, 30% thinner and 50% more flexible than most conventional vests. This significant reduction in weight and bulk gives the soldier the ability to carry additional ammunition, batteries, rations or other mission critical gear without increasing his burden or related stress. It also allows for better speed, agility, endurance and manoeuverability.

CAPABILITY
The unique and patented quick release system in Instavest-G6 enables the vest to be released from the body swiftly in one piece in a single action during emergency situations. The quick release is so designed that vest can be put back on quickly and simply without any training. The QR mechanism is located at the bottom of the vest and hidden during normal use to prevent accidental release.

PROTECTION



Front, back, sides,
shoulder, groin, collar &
throat 9 mm @ 436 m/s
4 gr RCC V50 > 770 m/s
16 gr RCC V50 > 625 m/s
64 gr RCC V50 > 550 m/s
17 gr FSP V50 > 600 m/s
 

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Add on plate from MKU

Enhanced trauma absorption, Extra-light configurations

Polyshied+ armour inserts are manufactured using advanced materials and technology. They offer better trauma absorption and are up to 10% lighter than regular Polyshield armour inserts for similar protection levels.

Level III & III+ (NIJ 0101.04):
Model
No.
Weight
(Kg.)
Thickness
(mm)
Nature of Plates Bullet Construction Bullet Type
P 1101 L 1.00 15 Vest Dependant* 7.62 x 51 mm Lead Core
7.62 x 39 mm Lead Core
5.56 x 45 mm Lead Core NATO Ball, M80, SLR, L2A2
CJLC
M193, L2A1
P 1101 1.20 17 Vest Dependant*-
High Performance
P 1103 1.60 30 Stand-alone
P 1102 1.30 18 Vest Dependant* 7.62 x 39 mm Mild Steel Core
7.62 x 51 mm Lead Core
7.62 x 39 mm Lead Core
5.56 x 45 mm Lead Core Kalashnikov, AK-47 MSC
NATO Ball, M80, SLR, L2A2
CJLC
M193, L2A1
*Vest-Dependant armour inserts offer the mentioned protection level when used in conjunction with Level IIIA vests. The above specifications are for standard 25 cm x 30 cm (±3 mm) Armour Inserts in single curve geometry. Tolerance: Weight ± 50 g , Thickness ±2 mm
 

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TATA advanced materials limited
This division offers solutions in the areas of Personal Armor, Vehicle Armor, Special Defense applications, Energy, Medical and Transportation to meet global requirements. TAML pioneered the design and manufacture of light weight composites based bullet resistant jackets to NIJ Level III-way back in 1992 in a Technical Collaboration with SNPE of France (a French Government owned Defense Company). Over the years TAML worked closely in pioneering Public Private partnership in the development of special composite containers for transporting various sensitive products used by the Indian defence forces. The company also worked in developing other special applications used in critical operations and products by the Indian armed forces. Click to explore our capabilitiesin this segment.
 

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NEW DELHI: The Indian Army desperately needs 3,53,765 new bullet-proof vests.

It will now get 50,000 such vests for which it had to sign an "emergency" procurement contract worth Rs 140 crores.

And this, too, took 10 years.

"The jackets will be delivered from August onwards. All the jackets are to be delivered by January 2017," a defence ministry source said.

The Army's existing bulky bullet-proof vests - with poor protection - are near the end of their operational life.

Given the huge shortage of such vests in the 1.18-million strong Army - no thanks to convoluted procurement procedures - defence minister Manohar Parrikar approved this "interim emergency acquisition" through the "revenue route" soon after he took over minister in November 2014.

An earlier tender for the "capital procurement" of 1.86 lakh modular jackets was scrapped in October 2015 because the samples offered by six vendors "failed" to clear field trials, as was first reported by TOI.

The modern light-weight jackets, as per the Army's new technical specifications, were meant to adequately protect the head, neck, chest, groin and sides of foot-soldiers. They would also have allowed soldiers to move with greater agility during counter-insurgency operations in difficult "unfriendly" terrain.

However, when the samples failed to meet requirements, the Army vice-chief's existing financial powers were "relaxed as a one-time exception" to ensure the urgent purchase of 50,000 jackets based on older technical specifications.

"The minister and Army vice-chief Lt-General M M S Rai pushed to expedite the entire process," said a source.
As many as 1.86 lakh jackets were to be supplied to soldiers by 2012 and another 1.67 lakh vests were to be supplied by 2017. None have been acquired till date.
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has now come up with a prototype bullet-proof jacket, as per the newer technical specifications, using different "state-of-the-art ballistic materials".
This under-development prototype aims to protect against AK-47s and self-loading rifle bullets.




"The prototype has successfully undergone stage-1 and 2 trials. It will be a contender in the fresh capital procurement case being initiated again for the first lot of 1.86 lakh jackets," said a source
When the acquisition of these 1.86 lakh jackets was first approved by the defence acquisitions council in October 2009, each was estimated to cost around Rs 50,000.


Several parliamentary committees have taken a dim view of the "critical shortage" of bullet-proof jackets, slamming the government for "playing with the lives" of soldiers.
 

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No idea about the clarity of the source.

But I sure till the DEF EXPO last day, MoD didn't ordered any BFJ's from TATA

it's the Home ministry who ordered the 50 K BFJ units for the paramilitary forces. and orders placed months ago
 

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Finally. A Starter Order For 50,000 Bulletproof Vests For Soldiers
NEW DELHI: Seven years after the Army, in distress, said it desperately needed nearly two lakh bulletproof jackets, action is being taken to plug a basic necessity for the soldiers who guard our borders and fight terrorists.

In an SOS deal, a Rs. 125 crore contract for 50,000 vests is on the verge of being finalised with a supplier that is part of the Tata group. A complete delivery will take place within six months.

NDTV has learned that a contract with Tata Advanced Materials Ltd will be signed if they are able to submit production-grade samples which match the quality of the bullet proof jackets they showcased earlier during field trials.

Earlier this week, a parliamentary committee that looks at Defence said, "It is an unpleasant surprise for the Committee that in spite of critical shortages of Bullet Proof Jackets being highlighted ... no improvement in the situation has taken place, which is alarming."

Last year, a much larger deal to acquire 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets fell through when none of the competitors met the standards laid down by the Army in trials. NDTV has learned that the Army has now issued a fresh tender for these jackets with clear instructions that companies interested in participating in trials need to submit their proposals by June. The Army wants these jackets to withstand .30 calibre armour piercing bullets, a requirement spelt out by the US National Institute of Justice level 4 (NIJ-4) which defines the global benchmark standards in body armour. The 50,000 jackets being immediately procured do not meet this standard and provide less than ideal protection for jawans from enemy bullets.

Indian companies like Kanpur-based MKU and Tata Advanced Materials export body armour to armed forces around the world. Now, finally, the process of acquiring these jackets for India has picked up momentum, a move that couldn't have come a day later for the jawan defending the frontier.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/fina...50-000-bulletproof-vests-for-soldiers-1403223
 

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After 7 years, Indian Army finally get 50k Bullet Proof Vests

Seven years ago, the Indian Army requested nearly 200,000 bulletproof jackets on an urgent basis. Their request is finally being addressed. According to an NDTV report, action is finally being taken to provide 50,000 vests, less than half of the original demand.
A contract for Rs 125 crore, for 50,000 vests is close to being finalised with a supplier who is reportedly part of the Tata group, according to NDTV’s investigation. A complete delivery of the consignment will take place within six months, the report said.
The contract with the TATA Advanced Materials Ltd will be finalised if they are able to provide “production-grade” samples which are in keeping with the quality of the samples of the jackets they showcased during field trials, the report added.
It is an unpleasant surprise for the Committee that in spite of critical shortages of bullet proof jackets being highlighted... no improvement in the situation has taken place, which is alarming. - Parliamentary Committee that looks at Defence
A bigger agreement of 1.86 lakh bullet proof jackets was unsuccessful last year, as none of the bidders were able to meet the standards as specified by the Army, said the report.
The Army has now sanctioned a new order for these jackets with clear specifications that the interested companies must submit their plans by June.
The Army wants the jackets to withstand .30 calibre armour piercing bullets. However, the 50,000 jackets being acquired urgently do not meet this benchmark and do not provide adequate protection for the soldiers deployed in the field.
Though indigenous companies like Kanpur-based MKU and TATA Advanced Materials export protective gear to armed forces the world over, the needs of the Indian army are finally being looked at now, the report added.
http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/05/after-7-years-indian-army-will-finally.html
 

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