31/10/2014 19:22
RIA Novosti

Military & Intelligence

Russian Military to Receive Nano-Armor by 2015 - Report

Russian Military to Receive Nano-Armor by 2015
05:59 13/08/2013
Tags: Nano-Armor, Mi-8, Russia

MOSCOW, August 13 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian company is developing nanotechnology that would allow production of light-weight ceramic armor for the military and police as early as by the end of 2015, the Izvestia newspaper said Tuesday.

Ceramic armor plates manufactured with the use of boron carbide powder will be used to make bulletproof vests, armor protection for combat vehicles and even for combat aircraft as they would be four times lighter than the existing armor plates.

“The effectiveness of protection…will be 5-6 times higher than that of existing armor while the price will drop by up to 25 percent compared to existing models,” Izvestia cited officials from the Novosibirsk-based NEVZ-Soyuz company.

According to the company, boron carbide armor plates used in bulletproof vests would ensure effective protection from 7.62-mm rounds while vehicle armor would be able stop 12.7-mm and 14.5-mm rounds.

Company experts point out that the new nano-armor could be used effectively to ensure anti-bullet protection of combat transport helicopters, such as the famed Mi-8 Hip, which does not have reliable armor protection.

The Russian government has allocated 145 million rubles ($4.4 mln) for the development of nano-armor technology.

NEVZ-Soyuz is planning to make the first prototypes by December and test them until November 2014.

The production of ceramic armor plates should start in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company said.

 

  • Add to blog
  • Send to friend
  • Share

Add to blog

You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.

Publication code:

Preview:

RIA NovostiRussian Military to Receive Nano-Armor by 2015Russian Military to Receive Nano-Armor by 2015 - Report

05:59 13/08/2013 A Russian company is developing nanotechnology that would allow production of light-weight ceramic armor for the military and police as early as by the end of 2015, the Izvestia newspaper said Tuesday.>>

Send by e-mail

All fields are required!




Leave a comment

    Рейтинг@Mail.ru
    © 2014  RIA Novosti
    Some material may be inappropriate for those under 18