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DRDO and DMSRDE (Kanpur) Developed Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket

Published on April 03, 2021
Current Context: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Kanpur-based Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) have
DRDO and DMSRDE (Kanpur) Developed Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket
developed a lightweight bullet-proof jacket.
  • The bulletproof jacket weighs nine kilogrammes and fulfills the qualitative standards of the Indian Army.
  • The DMSRDE is one of the laboratories of DRDO.
  • The jacket is developed using front hard armour panel technology. Because of this technology, the weight of a medium-sized bulletproof jacket was reduced from 10.4 kilograms to 9 kilograms.
  • The front hard armour panel bulletproof jacket was tested at Terminal Ballistics Research Lab in Chandigarh.
  • The jacket meets the standards framed by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards).
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy


Q.1 Which organisation developed a lightweight bullet-proof jacket that weighs 9 kilograms?
a. CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI)
b. IIT Roorkee
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