DRDO Develops Armour For Light Combat Helicopter

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New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency of the Republic of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India.

It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organisation. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur, a subsidiary of DRDO has developed and qualified armour panels against 7.62 mm API bullet from striking velocity of 636±5 m/s within areal density of innovation/tot 28 kg/m2.

Successful ballistic trials of armour panels were conducted at Ordnance Factory Varangaon against 12.7 mm API bullets from striking velocity of 703±5 m/s in areal density of 43 kg/m2.

DMSRDE demonstrated technology for a successful armour solution for LCH from both 7.62 API and 12.7 API ammunition. The armour panel prototypes for LCH will be produced under a mission mode project of DRDO for providing the complete technological.

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