Manufacture Of Light Weight Bullet-Proof Jackets
Government of India, Ministry of Defence, has adopted multi-prolonged approach towards indigenous development and manufacture of lightweight bulletproof jackets and following steps have been taken in this regard; Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the technology for Bulletproof jacket as per Indian Army (GSQR) General Staff Qualitative Requirement - 1438 and transferred the technology to Indian industries after successful User Assisted Technical Trials (UATT). DRDO has also collaborated with academic institutions for development of lighter next generation Bulletproof jackets. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has developed a lightweight bulletproof jacket in association with Bhaba Atomic Research Centre. DRDO has recently approved a project for development of lightweight bulletproof material under its “Technology Development Fund (TDF)” scheme.