How Innovative Materials Can Bolster Defence Capabilities

For unmanned aerial vehicles, carbon fibre-reinforced polymers provide the agility and range necessary for successful reconnaissance and surveillance missions.

By Subbu Venkatachalam

Ensuring the safety and effectiveness of our soldiers on the front lines demands equipping them with the finest materials. In the modern defence landscape, materials play a critical role in providing protection for soldiers, defence equipment, and machines. From advanced ceramics and ballistics solutions in personal and vehicle armour to carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) in lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ceramics in missiles, innovative materials play a key role in building strength and resilience in defence equipment.

(This authored article was published in Mobility Outlook magazine on October 1, 2023. Read the complete feature here.)