Ballistic tests of ceramic armor plates have been completed in Russia. According to the press service of Rostec, the Tekhnodinamika holding was engaged in the development of ceramic armor.
The new armor, developed by the Ufa Aggregate Production Association, was sent to the Research Institute of Steel, where comprehensive tests were carried out. First, the armor plates were tested separately by firing from a 7,62 mm Dragunov sniper rifle, then the armor plates were tested already as part of protective equipment (body armor). The institute said that all tests of the armored ceramics were successful.
Armored plates made of corundum ceramics demonstrated high protective properties, comparable to armored steel, at a smaller size and weight. Serial production of products is planned to begin in the near future
- said in a statement.
The description states that corundum ceramic is a superhard material based on aluminum oxide.
The creation of ceramic armor is one of the most promising trends in the development of body armor. It is lighter and smaller in size, but at the same time more dense in structure than armor steel. Corundum ceramic plates are able to protect not only personnel, but also air, land and sea equipment from armor-piercing bullets and shells
- said Igor Nasenkov, General Director of the Technodinamika holding.
Note that at the beginning of 2019, it was reported that more than 5 new-type body armor with ceramic armor entered the motorized rifle units of the combined arms army of the Western Military District. According to the press service of the Western Military District, the new bulletproof vests have ceramic armor panels of the 6th and 10th classes of protection, which withstand a bullet fired from a Dragunov sniper rifle (SVD) from a distance of 7,62 meters, as well as a reinforced bullet for a Kalashnikov assault rifle of caliber XNUMX. XNUMX mm.