Education through Investigation
Formerly known as Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Ballistic Testing

About the Lab

Ballistic Research Centre & Testing Range is solely dedicated to the application and development of advanced technology in the area of forensic ballistics for constructive purposes including the research in the area of terminal ballistics and development of novel methods related to criminal investigations involving firearms. More emphasis is given on the services to the targeted sectors or agencies such as defense establishments, law enforcement agencies, and other security service providers. The entire process of service includes the examination and assessment of ballistics materials such as armored materials e.g. Armored Vehicle, Body Armor, Helmet/ Patka, Tyre Testing, Composite LPG Cylinder, Bullet Resistant Panels and Stab Resistance Property of Personal Body Armor based on the internationally accepted standards and norms. In every such test after thorough examination and analysis, the scrupulous and flawless reports are generated and issued to the customers based on their specific requirements. As far as research is concerned, there is a wider scope in the area of terminal ballistics that is being used in various arms, ammunition & materials. There are many such areas/specialties in forensic ballistics that is still unexplored. BRCTR has been making sustained efforts to achieve this also.


Objective

Ballistics Research Center and Testing Range (BRCTR) of Institute of Forensic Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (IFS-GFSU), provides ballistics material testing services to the defense, police, other security agencies, and industries dealing with security-related materials. BRCTR is a state of art research center which maintains excellent professional practices to issue quality in examination and reporting and committed to providing prompt and dependable services to its customers for facilitating the research in the specified area.


Function

Ballistics Research Center and Testing Range function in four-tier system:
1. Evaluation
2. Testing
3. Analysis
4. certification


Testing

BR Jacket Testing

Complete BR Jacket, BR Vest & Individual component testing.

Test Standard:

  • MHA QR/TD, BIS Test Standard
  • NIJ0101.06, NIJ0101.04
  • HOSDB (UK), VPAM (German Standard)
  • User Specified

Additional Feature:

  • Environmental Conditioning
  • Tumbling Test
  • Hard Armor Drop Test
  • Submersion Test
BR Jacket BR Jacket Testing BR Jacket Testing

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BR Helmet & Patka

Ballistic Evaluation of Helmet & Patka of all Sizes can be done.

Test Standard:

  • MHA QR/TD
  • BPR&D Standard
  • NIJ0106.01
  • User Specified
BR Helmet & Patka BR Helmet BR Patka

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BR Shield

Ballistic shields are protection devices deployed by police and military forces that are designed to stop or deflect bullets fired at their carrier. Ballistic shields will also protect from less serious threats such as thrown items though are typically used in situations where riot shields would not offer adequate protection.

BR Shield

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Armoured Vehicle Testing

Light and Medium Bulletproof Vehicle Testing up to 6 Ton Capacity.

Test Standard:

  • AEP-55
  • STANAG-4569
  • VPAM
  • User Specified

Additional feature:

  • 360°Degree Rotation of Vehicle
  • Lifting capacity upto 2meter Height
  • Tilt of 30°Degree in all direction

Armoured Vehicle
Armoured Vehicle

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BR Glass Testing

BR steel, BR Panel & BR Glass of sizes 300×300, 400×400 & 500×500 can be evaluated.

Test Standard:

  • MHA QR/TD
  • BPR&D Standard
  • NIJ0108.01
  • EN1063
  • EN1522
  • VPAM

Additional feature:

  • BR Shield, BR Sentry post, BR Briefcase and Individual Vehicle panel can also be tested

BR Glass

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BR Steel, BR Panel Testing

BR steel, BR Panel & BR Glass of sizes 300×300, 400×400 & 500×500 can be evaluated.

Test Standard:

  • MHA QR/TD
  • BPR&D Standard
  • NIJ0108.01
  • EN1063
  • EN1522
  • VPAM

Additional feature:

  • BR Shield, BR Sentry post, BR Briefcase and Individual Vehicle panel can also be tested

BR Steel Plate

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Other Features

A radar that can able to detect the velocity at Six different points within the projectile trajectory.

Universal Barrel

Eight different calibers laser mounted Barrels are available for accurate and efficient testing.
(Available Barrel: 7.62×54R, 7.62×51, 7.62×39, 9×19, 0.357Mag, 0.38Spec, 0.22)

Light Gates

Moving Gun

It is used to fire from a different position in height, side, and angle to the said target.

Refilling Unit

To open and Close the Ammunition for attaining the required and accurate test velocity.

Upcoming Facility

  1. In-house Hard Armor/Panel X-ray
  2. Level –IV/Armor Piercing Test Facility
  3. Fragment Simulating Projectile testing
  4. High Speed camera

Key Persons

Sr. No.   Name Designation
1. Dr. J. M. Vyas : Director General
2. Shri C. D. Jadeja : Registrar
3. Dr. S. O. Junare : Director-Institute of Forensic Science
4. Shri S. G. Khandelwal : Head (I/C)
5. Shri Saurabh Kumar : Scientific Officer
6. Shri Abhijitsinh Parmar : Scientific Assistant

Contact Us

Address:

Ballistic Research Centre & Testing Range
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
Sector-9,
Gandhinagar-382007
Gujarat-India

Email : brtesting@gfsu.edu.in
Mobile : +91 97146 35342, +91 99133 20143(**This numbers is only for Ballistic Testing and Related Queries)
Fax : 079 232 47465
Website : www.gfsu.edu.in
   
Timings: 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Mondays – Saturdays)*
*The Laboratory remains closed on Second & Fourth Saturdays of the Week, Sundays & Public Holidays.