India, US in process of signing pact for next-gen soldier wear


  • The government  is in the process of signing an agreement with the US to collaborate on the next-generation lightweight, protective clothing for soldiers.
  • The project, titled Next Generation Protection Ensemble (NGPE), is part of one of the four projects that were identified for joint development during President Barack Obama’s visit to the country earlier this year.
  • The objective of the agreement is to test analyse and compare Chemical Biological (CB) Protection Technologies to facilitate development of requirements for a wearable protective ensemble capability with the view towards cooperatively developing mutually identified technologies subject to a separate agreement.

Source: ET

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