Materials for manufacturing bulletproof vests of Vietnam

Real bullet fire test, materials used as life jackets can combat all kinds of shotgun K54, AK47 submachine, sniper bullet.

Real bullet fire test, materials used as life jackets can combat all kinds of shotgun K54, AK47 submachine, sniper bullet.

Vietnamese scientists have successfully researched a combination of special materials and trial production of combat support for soldiers including: bulletproof life jackets, bullet shields, impact-resistant helmets, cladding Hand protection against impact . Life jackets can resist bullets K54, AK47 submachine, bullet-proof sniper rifles that meet NIJ bulletproof standards 01.01.06. The component belongs to "Research on special material assemblies for manufacturing combat support kits for soldiers and 85mm dynamic penetrating bullets" by the author (Dr. Nguyen Van Thao, PGS Doan Dinh Phuong, Dr. Le Van Thu) just won the Tran Dai Nghia award in 2019.

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Ministry of bulletproof combat support, anti-collision introduced to the public on 17/5.(Photo: BN).

The research team used polymenanocomposite materials based on plastic materials (PA6, HDPE, .) with nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, nanoclay, MgO, TiO 2 nanoparticles .) to make products Shockproof products. Nanocomposite materials based on textiles (carbon fiber, aramid fiber, UHMWPE fiber .), base resin (epoxy, phenolformaldehyde, poly vinyl butiral .) with nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, nanoclay, MgO nanoparticles, TiO 2 .), durable high-density aluminum oxide ceramics with nanomaterials (nanoclay, MgO, TiO 2 . nanoparticles) are used to make bulletproof products.

In addition to impact resistance, bulletproof, the product also reduced the volume to only 80 to 85% compared to foreign products, bulletproof features, anti-impact unchanged. All new research products and improved weight reduction products have been tested in real bullet proof by using real bullets as standard. Previously all products were imported.

The research results have been produced and tested eight bulletproof and anti-impact products at the application deployment unit at the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biology and Professional Documents, General Department of Technical Logistics, Ministry of Public Works. an.

According to Dr. Nguyen Van Thao, the research team has mastered the technology, helped produce military sanctions products, weapons for active military in the country.

The research team comes from:

  • High-tech Development Center; Institute of Materials Science; Institute of Chemistry (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology);
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering, Biology and Professional Materials, General Department of Technical Logistics, Ministry of Public Security;
  • Institute of Technology and Technology, Institute of Weapons under General Department of Defense Industry, Ministry of Defense;
  • Institute of Chemistry - Materials, Military Science and Technology Institute, Ministry of Defense.