Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket developed by DRDO

DRDO’s DMSRDE in Kanpur has developed the lightest Bullet Proof Jacket in India for defense against 7.62 x 54 R API ammunition, meeting Level 6 of BIS 17051 standards.

  1. The jacket passed successful testing at TBRL, Chandigarh, complying with BIS 17051-2018.
  2. It incorporates a new design approach, utilizing novel materials and processes.
  3. The front Hard Armour Panel (HAP) can withstand multiple hits (06 shots) of 7.62 x 54 R API Sniper rounds in both ICW and Standalone configurations.
  4. The front HAP is ergonomically designed, comprising a monolithic ceramic plate with a polymer backing, enhancing wearability and comfort during operations.
  5. The areal density of the ICW Hard Armour Panel (HAP) is less than 40 kg/m2, while the standalone HAP is less than 43 kg/m2.

Q: Where was the recently developed Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket successfully tested?

a) DRDO Headquarters, New Delhi
b) IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
c) TBRL, Chandigarh
d) ISRO, Bengaluru

Ans : c) TBRL, Chandigarh

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