DRDO strengthens Defence capabilities with Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket, Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile

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DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur successfully developed the lightest Bullet Proof Jacket in the country for protection against 7.62 x 54 R API (Level 6 of BIS 17051) ammunition.
This bullet proof jacket was successfully tested recently at TBRL, Chandigarh as per
BIS 17051-2018. This jacket is based upon new design approach, where novel materials along with new processes have been used. The front Hard Armour Panel (HAP) of this jacket defeats multiple hits (06 shots) of 7.62 x 54 R API (Sniper rounds) in both ICW (In-conjunction with) and Standalone design.
The ergonomically designed front HAP is made up of monolithic ceramic plate with polymer backing which enhances the wearability and comfort during the operation. The areal density of ICW Hard Armour Panel (HAP) and standalone HAP is less than 40 kg/m2 and 43 kg/m2 respectively.

Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) and Chairman DRDO congratulated DMSRDE for the successful development of this lightest bullet proof jacket for protection against highest threat level.

Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile successfully flight-tested by DRDO

Also the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had conducted a successful flight-test of Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on April 18, 2024. During the test, all subsystems performed as per expectation. The missile performance was monitored by several Range Sensors like Radar, Electro Optical Tracking System (EOTS) and Telemetry deployed by ITR at different locations to ensure complete coverage of the flight path. The flight of the missile was also monitored from the Su-30-Mk-I aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

The missile is also equipped with advanced avionics and software to ensure better and reliable performance. The missile was developed by Bengaluru-based DRDO laboratory Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) along with contribution from other laboratories and Indian industries. The test was witnessed by many senior scientists from various DRDO laboratories along with the representatives from the production partner.

Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO for the successful flight-test of the ITCM and stated that successful development of indigenous long range subsonic cruise missile powered by indigenous propulsion was a major milestone for Indian Defence R&D.

Successful test of new version of Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

Adding another feather to Defence department of the country, a new variant of a Medium-Range Ballistic Missile was successfully carried out under the aegis of Strategic Forces Command on April 23, 2024. The user launch has proven the operational capability of the Command and validated new technologies.

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