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DRDO transfers technology for bullet proof jacket
New Delhi, October 5, 2017
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred the technology for bullet proof jacket (BPJ) to MKU Limited, Kanpur for manufacturing these for Indian Army and para-military forces personnel.
Dr. S. Christopher, Chairman DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr S Christopher handed over the technology at a function held here yesterday when documents and related licence agreement between DRDO and MKU Limited were exchanged.
The Indian Army General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR) No. - 1438 BPJ technology has been developed by Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), a Kanpur-based premier laboratory of DRDO. This technology is challenging and one of the most significant matured personal protection systems developed by DRDO among the various GSQRs of Indian Army meeting NIJ III+ Standard, an official press release said.
Dr. Christopher urged MKU, Kanpur to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the Bullet Proof Jackets and to collaborate with DRDO to absorb the DRDO developed technologies.
The function was attended by Director General, Naval System & Materials Cluster of DRDO, Dr S V Kamat; Director of DMSRDE Kanpur, Dr N Eswara Prasad; Managing Director of MKU Limited, Neeraj Gupta besides various corporate Directors of DRDO headquarters.