Bengaluru: Here’s a new bullet-proof developed by the Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur, a DRDO laboratory. 

It is a Light Weight Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) weighing 9 kg to meet the qualitative requirements of the Indian Army, note Times Now. 

The website adds the Front Hard Armour Panel (FHAP) jacket was tested at Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh and fulfilled the relevant BIS standards. This technology reduces the weight of the medium-sized BPJ from 10.4 kg to 9 kg. 

It should be noted that, as per the website, this comes after the DRDO had designed special jackets filled with liquid that can be worn inside PPE kits to keep the body cool and cope up with the heat. These were introduced by the Jodhpur Health Department for lab technicians in July last year.

Earlier this year in January, a major-rank Indian Army officer, Anoop Mishra indigenously developed the world’s first universal bulletproof jacket 'Shakti' which can be used by both male and female combatants. The jacket is also the world’s first flexible body armour.

In March, the DRDO completed its final Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) test just a day before the Indian Navy inducted its INS Karanj attack submarine. Following this, the Indian Navy can proceed with retrofitting all its Kalvari class non-nuclear attacks submarines with AIP during their next upgrade scheduled for 2023.