MKU in Advanced Stage of Readiness to Comply With Force Protection Requirements of Philippines Armed Forces
KANPUR, India, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MKU Pvt. Ltd. a leading manufacturer of ballistic protection solutions for personnel and land-air-sea platforms participated in Asian Defence & Security (ADAS) 2014, the inaugural Defence, Security and Crisis Management Exhibition and Conference held in Manila focused on the Philippines and the Asia Pacific region.
The Armed Forces, Philippines, has embarked on an ambitious modernization program looking at the developments in the geo political scenario in the region. In his presentation to the delegates, Sharad Khandelwal, Director, Global Sales, highlighted the global trends and advancements in ballistic protection gear. Speaking on the occasion, he informed that MKU has been following the ‘Force Protection’ requirements of the Armed Forces of Philippines very keenly for the past 2-3 years and has developed a range of products which comply with the same. He also presented technological advancement that could be made in ‘Force Protection Equipment’ in line with the emerging global trends in ballistic protection gear.
MKU already has an established presence in the region and has already supplied ballistic protection equipment to countries/regions like Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan and Macao. It is well equipped to meet the requirements of the defense and security agencies with its leading technologies and customized solutions.
MKU showcased several of its innovative products including Instavest, Police Over Vest and Boltfree Helmet. MKU highlighted its range of night vision devices including monocular, binocular and Night Weapon Sight. Instavest from MKU is the fastest ‘quick release‘ Ballistic jacket which can be divested by the wearer in one single action in a fraction of a second and re-assembled again very quickly. Another featured product in the personal protection range was the ‘Boltfree Helmet’ which is based on ‘no-drill concept’, that not only provides uniform protection across the shell but also safety from secondary metallic fragments.
MKU was setup in 1985 and till date has provided protection to over 1.5 million soldiers. It has, in its repertoire, 1000+ solutions covering more than 100 threats. MKU is a registered supplier to NATO since 1993. Its products are used and trusted by 230 forces in over 100 countries worldwide including the UN and BAAINBw. Its facilities are certified according to AS 9100.