Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred the technology of bullet proof jacket (BPJ) to MKU Limited, Kanpur for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and paramilitary forces personnel.
Chairman DRDO and secretary Department of Defence R&D S Christopher handed over the technology at a function held in New Delhi, where documents and related licence agreement between DRDO and MKU Limited, Kanpur were exchanged.
The BPJ technology pertaining to Indian Army General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR) No 1438 has been developed by Defence Materials and Stores Research and 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, a defence ministry release stated.
DRDO chief Christopher in his address urged MKU, Kanpur to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the bullet proof jackets, which is meant for use by the Indian Army and the paramilitary forces and to collaborate with DRDO to absorb the DRDO developed technologies.
The function was attended by the director general of Naval System and Materials Cluster of DRDO, Dr S V Kamat; director of DMSRDE Kanpur, N Eswara Prasad; and managing director of MKU Limited Neeraj Gupta besides various corporate directors of DRDO headquarters.