Recognised for its Innovative Technologies and Integral Contribution for Bullet Proof Jackets
New Delhi 14th May 2018: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) today conferred SMPP Pvt. Ltd. with the prestigious Defence Technology Award in recognition of Innovative Technologies and Integral Contribution for the development of Indigenous Bullet Proof Jackets. Raksha Mantri, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the award to Dr. S C Kansal, Chairman & Managing Director of SMPP at an event held at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi.
SMPP received this award for its outstanding contribution as development partners and principle design, development, and fabrication partners with their innovative technologies and integral contributions for the successful development of the indigenous Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJ) meeting the most stringent norms of the Indian armed forces. Recently SMPP received an order 1,86,138 bulletproof jackets from the Defence Ministry last month. SMPP will start the supply of jackets within next few months and complete within a period of three years.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. S C Kansal, Chairman & Managing Director of SMPP said “We are grateful to the Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India for recognising our efforts and contribution towards the Make in India initiative our Honbl. PM, Sh. Narender Modi. International forces like Germany, France, UK, Australia, South Korea etc. are already using our advanced technology of Boron Carbide to make lightest Bullet Proof Jackets which now will also be available to our soldiers”
As per Mr. Ashish Kansal, Executive Director of SMPP, the technology from SMPP is an in-house developed Indian technology which is now the best available technology in the world. Recently, BPR&D, MHA had tested the latest light-weight, multi-hit, monolithic Level IV plates from SMPP which were found to be far exceeding in performance even in comparison to international products.
These advanced jackets made as per GSQR-1438 will be manufactured as part of the Make in India initiative. Indigenous manufacturing of jackets will create employment and technology innovation besides cost efficiency and economic growth.
GSQR-1438 bulletproof jackets are ultra-light in weight and provide a 360 Degree protection. A soldier wearing the jacket is protected from all sides and can even choose to add protection of Throat and Groin as per the combat need.
SMPP specializes in bulletproof solutions and has already supplied bullet proof products to Indian Air Force, Naval Commandos, Paramilitary forces like BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, NSG and state police forces of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, J&K, Kolkata in addition to various forces around the world.
About SMPP Pvt Ltd:
SMPP Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in 1985 by an IIT Alumnus, manufactures Combustible Cartridges for Tank and Artillery ammunitions, Bullet Proof Protective Gears to include Bullet Resistant Vests and Jackets, Bullet Resistant Helmets, Ballistic Shields, Vehicle armor, Aircraft and Helicopter armor, Boat/ship armor, Blast protection solutions etc. for Indian Defence Forces, CAPFs, State Police Forces and PMFs of Level III, III+ and level IV protection, with indigenous technology. Besides bagging this huge contract for Bullet Proof jackets, the Company has also been supplying similar products to the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, NSG and State Police Forces. SMPP has a history of developing and delivering high technology products and thus was honoured with a National Award by MoD in 1998 as well for Tank Ammunition and Technology Award for Bullet Proof Jackets in 2017.