Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred technology to Kanpur-based company (MKU Ltd), at an event in New Delhi, for the manufacturing of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) for the Indian Army and Para-Military Forces personnel.

According to official statement, Chairman DRDO and Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) Dr S Christopher handed over the technology, where documents and related licence agreement between DRDO and MKU Ltd, Kanpur, were exchanged.

BPJ technology has been developed by Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), a Kanpur based premier laboratory of DRDO, .

This technology is challenging and one of the most significant personal protection systems developed by DRDO.

Dr Christopher in his address urged MKU Ltd, Kanpur to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the bullet proof jackets for the Indian Army and the Paramilitary Forces and to collaborate with DRDO to absorb the DRDO developed technologies.

The function was attended by Director General, Naval System & Materials Cluster of DRDO Dr S V Kamat; Director of DMSRDE Kanpur, Dr N Eswara Prasad; Managing Director of M/S MKU Limited Shri Neeraj Gupta besides various corporate Directors of DRDO headquarters.