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Indian Army seeks thousands of ballistic helmets

10th February 2022 - 02:19 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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This is one of the helmets from MKU’s range. This particular Indian company is likely a frontrunner to fill a forthcoming tender. (Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army is seeking details on new ballistic helmets for troops.

The Indian Army has released an RfI for 80,000 ballistic helmets with 50% indigenous content. 

It is a requirement that the helmet weighing less than 2kg should incorporate tactical rails and night vision mounts. An infantry official said this ‘is a step in the right direction'.

The requirement is for lightweight materials to stop high-speed blast fragments and armour-piercing 7.62 x 39mm bullets from a distance of 10m.

An expert said, ‘Weight-to-protection ratio is not the only factor in brain injuries. Blunt force trauma and pressure dispersion are enormous challenges while designing these helmets.’

Once the RfP is released, deliveries

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