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Ballistics Research & Testing Centre

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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.



Ballistics Research Center and Testing Range (BRCTR) of School of Forensic Science, National Forensic Sciences University (SFS-NFSU), 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.




Ballistics Research Center and Testing Range function in four-tier system:

  1. Evaluation

  2. Testing

  3. Analysis

  4. ​Certification



  1. BR Jacket Testing

  2. BR Helmet & Patka

  3. BR Shield

  4. Armoured Vehicle Testing

  5. BR Glass Testing

  6. BR Steel, BR Panel Testing

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

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