SMPP awarded largest ever USD $100 Mn Body Armor contract by Indian MOD

Dr. S. C. Kansal, Managing Director, SM Group receiving Defence Technology Award from Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, the Honbl. Minister of Defense, India.

S M Group is proud to announce that its fully owned subsidiary, SMPP, was recently awarded a USD $100Mn contract to supply 186,000 units of body armor over a period of next 3 years to the Indian Army which includes over 1.1 Million armor plates.

Photograph on the left shows the NIJ Level IV plate with multi-hit performance. Photo on the right shows more than 20 shots of AK47 Hard Steel Core bullet from a Kalashnikov Rifle.

Having already supplied the largest quantity of Body Armor to the Indian Air Force, and with the order from Indian Navy in process, the company has further strengthened its position as a prime supplier to the Indian Armed forces.

SMPP was awarded with the Defence Technology Award by Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India on 14th May, 2018 for its outstanding contribution as development partners and principle design, development and fabrication partners with DRDO for innovative technologies and integral contributions to the successful development of indigenous Bullet Proof Jackets for Indian Armed Forces.

This is the company’s second National Award in Defence, the first being awarded in 1998 for Indigenisation of Combustible Cartridge Cases for Tank and Artillery ammunitions of which SM Group is a prime supplier in India.