Bhabha Kavach to block 7.62 mm AK-47 bullets for paramilitary forces

  1. India’s Lightest Bullet Proof Jacket ‘Bhabha Kavach’ was launched at the International Police Expo 2019.
  2. The Bhabha kavach was Indigenously Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI).
  3. Bhabha kavach is a state-of-the-art jacket that can withstand bullets fired from an AK-47 rifle and INSAS(INdian Small Arms System).It has four hard armour plates that offers 360 Degree Protection to wearer from the front,back and either side.
  4. It is powered with nano technology from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).The BARC’s carbon nanomaterial sprayed on hard armour plate instils the toughness and tenacity needed to slow down and trap a bullet as it passes through the plate.
  5. This jacket was launched as rising graph of instances related to terrorism, cyber crime & various other kind of ethnic group conflicts have increased demand for a robust homeland infrastructure in India.
  6. Ordnance Factory Board(OFB) is an industrial organisation, functioning under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
  7. The BARC is India’s premier nuclear research facility, headquartered in Mumbai,BARC is a multi-disciplinary research centre with extensive infrastructure for advanced research and development covering the entire spectrum of nuclear science, engineering and related areas.