India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
  • search

Indian Army introduces 'Ballistic Bullet-Proof Helmets'

Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Indian Army on Friday introduced a 'Ballistic helmets' which are lighter and can save soldiers from bullets up to 9 mm fired from as close as 20 meters.

    So far, 7500 helmets have been received in the first lot, out of which, 2500 have already been issued to soldiers. A further 6000 helmets are undergoing ballistic test, an army statement said.

    These helmets are going to save soldiers from bullets of upto 9mm range from as close as 20 meters.

    The army had placed a Rs 170-crore order for 1,58,279 helmets to Kanpur-based firm MKU in order to replace the standard issue Model 1974 infantry combat helmets.

    Of the 1.58 lakh new helmets, more than 50,000 would be in commander configuration with in-built communication, set up to make them compatible with three types of radio sets being used by the soldiers, army sources said.

    OneIndia News

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more