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1 Suprme University of National Defense, Department of Amad, Defense Technology and Passive Defense, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Textile Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, P.O. Box 15875-4413, Tehran, Iran


It is very important to maintain the health and resistance of the military and security forces against bullets
and fragments from explosions on the battlefields. Due to the increasing development of technology for
making weapons and ammunition and the need to increase the efficiency and comfort of personal armor
in order to be able to use them more and more widely, research and development in this field has always
been ongoing. In order to focus and macro-policy at the national level, the development of science and
technology development strategies for protective layers against bullets and fragments from explosions is
targeted in this study. For this purpose, using the SWOT analysis method and obtaining the opinion of the
elites in this field, the required strategies have been extracted. The strategies obtained in order of priority
include increasing international interactions to supply raw materials for the production of bulletproof
layers, expanding research and development in universities and research centers, improving defense in
the field of military protection, more attention to domestic production and self-sufficiency in advanced
fiber production and other materials are needed to make bulletproof layers and to raise the awareness
of government officials, managers and policymakers about advanced fibers. Paying attention to these
strategies can put all ongoing research activities related to the future of this field in a logical direction,
prevent duplication and by creating structures and incentives, lead to the growth and development of
bulletproof layers technology in the country