As we know, the weight of a Bullet proof jacket in any Combat long duration mission matters a lot. If the weight of a jacket is high, it affects the performance of soldiers. Therefore, it was decided to develop a light weight next generation bullet proof jacket to maintain the performance of the Indian Soldiers.
A growing graph of examples relating to terrorism and various types of violence conflicts has also increased demand for advanced, efficient and cost-effective bullet-proof jackets that can potentially deal with the rapidly changing threats of the 21st century.
It is a light weight next generation bullet proof jacket developed for the use of Indian Armed Forces as well as Indian Para Military and Police Forces.
This jacket is known as Bhabha Kavach, and is named after the great Indian nuclear physicist Dr Homi J. Bhabha. He is also called Father of the Indian Nuclear Program because he was the founder of India’s Nuclear Program. It is Indigenously Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI).
Bhabha Kavach Bullet Proof Jacket costs only Rs 70000 and the cost of other jackets in the same category is Rs 1.5 lakh. You can guess from this, how much difference in the prices of both. This jacket, is not only lighter but also stronger than those which are already available in the market.
The Jacket with 360 degree full protection shielding front, back and sides weighs around 9.5 Kg whereas the one with just front protection weighs around 6.8 kg in comparison to 17 kg jackets of similar specifications already available in the market.
The material is so tough that it can provide level 3+ shield from assault rifles like Ak-47.