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In India, a new version of body armor was presented that can protect when fired by AK-47

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The Indian military industry has presented its own version of the new high-security body armor for the country's armed forces. It is reported that work on a new series of body armor was accelerated due to the complication of the situation on the border with China - in the Ladakh region. Some time ago, there were clashes between the Indian and Chinese military, during which sharpened metal rods were used.


The company "Midhani" last year decided to create, according to its representatives, "exclusive lightweight protective equipment" that is suitable for both infantry and crews of armored vehicles. New Indian bulletproof vests were named "Bhabha Kavach 6+". The first versions were presented in February 2020. It is reported that the final technology was developed in conjunction with the Center for Atomic Research (BARC).

From the statement of the director of the manufacturing company Sanjay Kumar:

The new body armor can withstand a direct hit from an AK-47 assault rifle. The pilot batch has already been sent to the troops for trial operation. We classify these body armor as protection class 6 bis (6a). Moreover, our samples are much lighter than foreign counterparts.

Sanjay Kumar noted that the bulletproof vest belonging to protection class 6a, after "some modernization", weighs 6,3 kg.

It is also stated that the bulletproof vest is able to save the life of a soldier, into which a 7,62 mm bullet is directed, flying at a speed of up to 700 m / s. The price of the new Indian body armor was also announced - 70 thousand rupees (71,2 thousand rubles).

It is assumed that the military department will purchase several large batches of such body armor after the results of the experimental use in the troops.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 13 September 2020 17: 06
    +1
    New body armor can withstand a direct hit from an AK-47 assault rifle
    I think in a high-altitude war, the main thing is the weight of the body armor. The fire is conducted at a considerable distance. Lack of oxygen, and fighters, frankly speaking, are not heroes.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 13 September 2020 17: 18
      +4
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Lack of oxygen, and fighters, frankly speaking, are not heroes.

      The native inhabitants of the highlands are very hardy.
      Sherpas in the Himalayas are by no means heroes, but the load of climbers for more than 7 km. without any oxygen devices they bring
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 13 September 2020 22: 44
        +4
        6,3 kg for the 6th grade? Hindus are whistling.
        Such a body armor has only a base, without armor inserts, which protects against shrapnel and bullets at the end, is about 4,5 kg minimum
        And with inserts 10-15 kg will pull.
        Maybe 6,3 kg is the weight of the base?
        1. Fedorov
          Fedorov 13 September 2020 23: 08
          +2
          Indeed, it somehow weighs too little. My neighbor has something similar, holds an SVD, but also weighs 15 kg with plates .. And not at all ancient - 15 years old.
          1. hohkn
            hohkn 14 September 2020 12: 28
            0
            Quote: Fedorov
            My neighbor has something similar, holds an SVD, but also weighs 15 kg with plates .. And not at all ancient - 15 years old.

            13 kg. Breastplate 3M-05. AKM keeps. But there the area of ​​the additional chest armor plate is only 8 kopecks square decimeters. Without this plate, the protection class is reduced to the third.
        2. ydjin
          ydjin 14 September 2020 01: 22
          0
          That's right, I'm sure they will sound! Even vimans can build, but this is a secret! lol
    2. Vasyan1971
      Vasyan1971 13 September 2020 17: 21
      +2
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      The fire is conducted at a considerable distance.

      Well, for now, Something not very ...
      request
      It's not for nothing that halberds are back in fashion ...
    3. Svetlana
      Svetlana 13 September 2020 17: 35
      +5
      Controversial. Like soot "grown up in the highlands": oxygen starvation exists only among newcomers. Those who regularly visit altitudes up to 3 thousand meters have no particular problems.
      At one time, we laughed at the Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev tourists who were hard going to the Pamir-Alai passes. Those transitions that we did in 2-3 hours, they went up to 6 hours.
      ..
      The fighters who work in the highlands, today, are acclimatized to the campaign. Well, the officers give the recruits time to acclimatize. Should give.
    4. Megatron
      Megatron 13 September 2020 22: 33
      +1
      Is it stuffed inside with tea, but covered in elephant skin?
      1. halpat
        halpat 13 September 2020 23: 13
        +2
        Quote: Megatron
        Is it stuffed inside with tea, but covered in elephant skin?

        pressed tea only in 2 chest plates, the rest of the filling is dried dung, if anything, you can make a fire, brew a seagull and warm up in high mountains.
        laughing
        there is no firewood, only snow / ice can be obtained.
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 13 September 2020 17: 07
    0
    Nothing is said of what it is made of. Ceramics? If so, which one?
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 13 September 2020 17: 57
      +2
      Nothing is said of what it is made of. Ceramics? If so, which one?
      Ceramics. Boron carbide on carbon fiber from nanotubes.
  3. Note
    Note 13 September 2020 17: 07
    +2
    Rupee at the exchange rate to the ruble 1 = 1,2 ?! Lived ...
    1. Free wind
      Free wind 13 September 2020 17: 19
      -5
      Be patient a little longer, and soon the ruble will be valued like the dollar .... Liberian. For 1 dollar 200-250 Liberian, though this course is already 2 years old.
      1. Alber alber
        Alber alber 13 September 2020 21: 23
        +1
        The demand for the rupee is even lower than the ruble, respectively, the exchange rate is greatly influenced by the local central bank and the image of the economy, the guys live in the south, the needs of most citizens are very limited, roughly, the lower castes for life and a piece of local cheap food will be enough, well, a couple of rags, and we have a big demand for imports, it's cold, the rhythm is different, the demand for goods is different, and the course is actually here.
    2. Ham
      Ham 13 September 2020 19: 40
      0
      Nobody needs rupees, so you can set the rate at least 1 to 1000 ... it's like with the hryvnia - the most advanced horses write - "the ruble rate to the hryvnia is 1 to 0.37! - Khan of Russia !!!"
    3. Stalllker
      Stalllker 14 September 2020 03: 22
      -1
      This is not an indicator, compare the exchange rate of the ruble and the Italian lira and the standard of living in countries
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 09: 51
        0
        Compare, at the same time, and Italy's external debt and its ratio to GDP. Also in Greece ... and, horror, in the UK. By all standards, there should be a default for a long time. But they paint Euro .... or Pound or Dollar.
        1. Stalllker
          Stalllker 14 September 2020 10: 10
          0
          And what does this have to do with it ?! Let's also drag the USA here, a dream, not a country (sarcasm)
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 14 September 2020 11: 42
            -1
            Bring it .... every year imitate $ 1 trillion ..... this year $ 3 trillion already ....
            1. Stalllker
              Stalllker 14 September 2020 13: 32
              0
              So what? This is an indicator of what?
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 14 September 2020 13: 36
                -1
                This is an indicator only of the fact that if you do not have a reserve currency and you do not print it, then the rate will periodically drop and you will not be able to "print" it on social media. That's all.
                1. Stalllker
                  Stalllker 14 September 2020 14: 31
                  0
                  These are candy wrappers that are not provided with anything. "Money" has long been in fact "electronic". I still have bills in my wallet that I removed from an ATM in April this year
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 40
                    -1
                    I have the same ....., but some can imitate them .... others cannot.
  4. Lexus
    Lexus 13 September 2020 17: 12
    14
    They also have very "powerful" shields. bully



  5. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 13 September 2020 17: 18
    +2
    The new body armor can withstand a direct hit from an AK-47 assault rifle.

    The main thing is to help from the guan dao. Yes, AK the case may not come.
  6. WapentakeLokki
    WapentakeLokki 13 September 2020 17: 19
    -6
    Quote: Mountain Shooter
    Nothing is said of what it is made of. Ceramics? If so, which one?

    .. nothing is said FROM WHAT DISTANCE he holds a Kalash bullet .. (.. as it is, however, it is not specified, but what kind of Kalash; 5.45x39 or 7.62x39 and this, you will agree, are very different Kalashnikovs .. (moreover, in neighboring Pakistan, it seems exactly 7.62 ..) ... and so yes, maybe from 400-500 m and holds maybe
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 13 September 2020 17: 22
      0
      Quote: WapentakeLokki
      It is also stated that the bulletproof vest is able to save the life of a soldier, into which a 7,62 mm bullet is directed, flying at a speed of up to 700 m / s.
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 13 September 2020 17: 29
      +1
      Quote: WapentakeLokki
      .. nothing is said FROM WHAT DISTANCE he holds a Kalash bullet ..

      From 2 kilometers?
      It is also stated that the bulletproof vest is able to save the life of a soldier, into which a 7,62 mm bullet is directed, flying at a speed of up to 700 m / s.
      You can say something ...
    3. GREG68
      GREG68 13 September 2020 17: 38
      +1
      Well, if AK-47, then 7,62, of course.
    4. Revival
      Revival 13 September 2020 18: 31
      +2
      1. Ak47 = 7.62
      2. Bullet speed 700 m / s, that is, at close range
    5. nov_tech.vrn
      nov_tech.vrn 13 September 2020 22: 08
      +1
      7,62 is said, however, a couple of bullets from 7,62, even without breaking through, will hit such hematomas that the client will not fight
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 13 September 2020 17: 21
    +1
    I am very surprised that India has just begun to produce bulletproof vests of this class,
    before that they bought armor or covered themselves with plywood shields?
    1. notingem
      notingem 13 September 2020 23: 28
      0
      There, human resources are not limited. What are the armor. The main thing is that there are enough weapons for everyone.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 14 September 2020 08: 54
        +1
        Quote: notingem
        There, human resources are not limited.

        Judging by the shields, you are right ............
    2. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 14 September 2020 09: 53
      0
      I don’t know how it is now, but the Russian Federation until recently bought high molecular weight polyethylene for body armor from the American Dupont. Not army.
  8. paco.soto
    paco.soto 13 September 2020 17: 32
    0
    It looks like a fake, a shot from a pistol inflicts terrible injuries and a hospital - in a bulletproof vest. Maybe at the end of the AK-47?
    1. Free wind
      Free wind 13 September 2020 18: 26
      +1
      The inventor of body armor, Kazimir Zeglen, demonstrated the protection of body armor on himself. They shot at him from 5 meters from a 45 caliber revolver, they didn't seem to break anything, though in 27 they still shot him, he forgot to put on a vest.
      1. tandem
        tandem 13 September 2020 20: 14
        0
        Did he forget to put on a bulletproof vest, or a quilted lining under the bulletproof vest?
      2. paco.soto
        paco.soto 14 September 2020 12: 01
        0
        Thank you for this information.
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 13 September 2020 17: 55
    +4
    body armor according to the protection class for items 6 bis (6a)
    Strange, in the Indian standard IS 17051-2018 there is only the sixth grade without any bis and a, but this is already protection against 7.62 × 54R.
    The Indians themselves in the official message of the Department of Atomic Energy class it as IIIA class according to the American NIJ standard (https://pib.gov.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1602788)
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 13 September 2020 19: 15
      +4
      Interesting train of thought minus. Although, in this case, the presence of thoughts is doubtful.
  10. beeper
    beeper 13 September 2020 18: 44
    +2
    Well, what is the distance at which the protective plate of the new Indian body armor "holds a bullet (regular or armor-piercing incendiary cartridges of 1943, or from the new, recent decades, increased armor penetration, with a sharpened hardened steel core?) AK-47 (and AKM, or what, no smile ???) "?! what
    The tabular muzzle velocity of the standard 7,62 mm bullet cartridge mod. 1943, when fired from a Kalashnikov assault rifle, as far as I remember, 715 meters per second after leaving the barrel and during the aftereffect of the powder gases, it accelerates a little more.
    I am too lazy to watch the data of an armor-piercing incendiary bullet and the speed drop depending on the distance (I know that our Dear colleague aka Undecim will do it better than me and put it on the shelves yes hi ), so the Indian (Chinese) "7,62 mm bullet flying at a speed of up to 700 m / s" is, I think, a distance of about 50-70 meters, not at point-blank range ?! winked
    Although even without the penetration of the bulletproof vest, the injury to the internal organs will be quite sensitive, and the ribs may even break ?!
    But if you manage to save the life of a fighter, then all these "troubles" of Indians with more bullet-resistant mass body armor are worth it! good
    IMHO
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 13 September 2020 19: 13
      +4
      Well this is at what distance the protective plate of the new Indian body armor "holds a bullet

      Testing scheme for body armor from the American NIJ standard.
      For pistol cartridges - 5 meters, for rifle cartridges - 15 meters.
      1. beeper
        beeper 13 September 2020 21: 11
        +2
        hi Thanks, Dear aka Undecim! good
        I didn’t doubt you at all! yes
  11. Coconut
    Coconut 13 September 2020 18: 57
    -1
    and will protect you from a sniper's shot in the head ...?
  12. storm
    storm 13 September 2020 18: 58
    -5
    The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation urgently needs to buy armor from the Indians, of course, after the appropriate tests!

    Domestic body armor for the Ratnik complex is several times more expensive with comparable characteristics.
    1. silberwolf88
      silberwolf88 13 September 2020 20: 14
      +2
      Was that irony ??? ... or Belief in the power of Shiva?
  13. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 13 September 2020 20: 13
    0
    In India, highly developed mythology body armor from a bullet with a steel core ??? probably if only the bullet is exhausted ...
  14. alexey alexeyev_2
    alexey alexeyev_2 13 September 2020 22: 25
    0
    Well, tse vzhe vaasche ... Armored against AK-47 from the field of fountains ...
  15. Alexander Drobyshev
    Alexander Drobyshev 13 September 2020 22: 49
    0
    Judging by the inscription in English on the plate, it is most likely not an Indian development, they just bought a batch of armor plates somewhere, maybe even in China from Aliexpress laughing
  16. Region-25.rus
    Region-25.rus 14 September 2020 11: 01
    0
    Quote: Megatron
    Is it stuffed inside with tea, but covered in elephant skin?

    "Bulletproof vest! Made of leather from a dragon's ass." (C) "Two torn off towers" laughing
  17. Sergey Kulikov_3
    Sergey Kulikov_3 14 September 2020 15: 52
    +1
    Quote: pishchak
    Although even without the penetration of the bulletproof vest, the injury to the internal organs will be quite sensitive, and the ribs may even break ?!

    Well, first, a shot from an AK47 will tear off the shooter's arm and shoulder, then his eyes will crawl out from the recoil, and only then the bullet fired from the AK47 will damage the target's internal organs by hitting the plate. Not otherwise!
    1. beeper
      beeper 15 September 2020 12: 19
      0
      Quote: Sergey Kulikov_3
      Quote: pishchak
      Although even without the penetration of the bulletproof vest, the injury to the internal organs will be quite sensitive, and the ribs may even break ?!

      Well, first, a shot from an AK47 will tear off the shooter's arm and shoulder, then his eyes will crawl out from the recoil, and only then the bullet fired from the AK47 will damage the target's internal organs by hitting the plate. Not otherwise!

      hi Thank you for such an exhaustive explanation, dear Sergey Kulikov_3! good
      It was interesting to learn the picturesque details from a knowledgeable "expert"! yes