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DefExpo 2018: Indian Army awards ballistic vest contract

11th April 2018 - 06:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Chennai


Soldiers in the Indian Army can look forward to greater personal protection after a contract for thousands of ballistic vests was awarded to SMPP, part of the SM Group, on 9 April.

The contract, worth INR6.93 billion ($106 million), calls for 186,138 jackets to be delivered within three years. This single contract meets all extant requirements of the Indian Army for such equipment.

The government noted that the deal was concluded ‘after successful conduct of stringent field evaluation trials’. 

The MoD stated: ‘The new bulletproof jackets will provide 360° protection to the soldier in combat, including from the latest hard

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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