India has created a body armor that can protect against an AK-47 bullet

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NEW DELHI, (BM) – Soldier’s life and the success of the assigned combat mission depend on how reliable and thoughtful the equipment of a fighter will be. The military pays great attention to technologies that can save the lives of soldiers in open combat. In this regard, such means of protection against defeat by small arms as body armor are of particular importance.

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However, their application is fraught with difficulties. First of all, this is a fairly large weight, making the soldiers clumsy and creating additional stress on them. Just recently, according to, a body armor model was created that can stop bullets fired from an AK-47 assault rifle. It is distinguished not only by a high level of protection, but also by a relatively low weight, which is only 6.3 kilograms, learned

The authorship of the development belongs to the engineers of the Indian company “Midhani”. Work on the project has been going on for more than a year, and now the first batch of Bhabha Kavach 6+ body armor has arrived for testing in military units. Work on them was accelerated amid tensions on the border with China, where clashes had previously occurred between units of the Indian and Chinese army.

It is reported that new technologies are used in the design of the “armor”, but the details are not disclosed. The new body armor is able to stop a 7.62 mm bullet moving at a speed of up to 700 m / s, which corresponds to a direct hit.

This will keep the soldier alive. After the completion of the testing phase, the army will purchase several large batches. Its price tag has already been announced and in terms of Russian currency is about 72,000 per copy.

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