The Spanish Navy will conduct a research on the use of graphene in ballistic protection systems, along with Marine Corps Eastern Tercio and the Algameca Naval Station, and the Cartagena Polytechnic University (UPCT) in Spain.

Composed of a multidisciplinary team of UPCT researchers and the Ministry of Defense’s Weapons and Material Directorate, the 18-month project will be held at the Algameca Naval Station. It includes the design and manufacturing of an Experimental Integrated Ballistic System with live ammunition, based on NATO standards, also producing a series of nanocomposites (composite materials based on nanotechnology) against ballistic impacts with live fire.

The Navy stated that the results of this project may be a landmark in the field of nanomaterial ballistic material and will serve to design future and revolutionary bulletproof vests.