From the Wires
MKU Helps Fight Piracy at High Seas
By: PR Newswire
Feb. 14, 2013 12:02 AM
KANPUR, India, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
MKU, India's leading manufacturer and supplier of ballistic protection and surveillance equipment for armed forces, paramilitary forces and police worldwide announced its latest cutting edge Level III 1 Kg Ballistic Plate (Up-Armour Insert).
The threats from sea pirates in the Gulf of Aden is increasing by the day; apart from exposing the ships & sailors to the risk of hijack it has also added to the cost of shipping in this part of the world and the western half of the globe. The cost of Insurance of sea vessels has gone up considerably because of the piracy risk.
In its bid to provide protection against sea piracy, MKU has developed Light Weight Armour Solutions for naval vessels in the form of retrofit modular kits. These kits provide protection against small fires and fragments and are extremely easy to install and remove depending on the sailing conditions of the high seas. These modular kits require perpetually little or no maintenance. Being light weight these kits don't put heavy demand on engines and payloads for small naval vessels is only marginally compromised, which is negligible, keeping in mind the protection they stand to offer.
MKU has recently supplied a considerable number of these kits to coast guards for fast interceptor boats and patrol vessels including frigates and other similar types of vessels involved in littoral patrolling and also safeguarding merchant ships on high seas. MKU has considerable experience in providing armour solutions for ACV's or hovercrafts, as they are better known.
MKU is one of the leading manufacturer and suppliers of protection & surveillance solutions to over 90 countries, globally. MKU has spent the last 25 years building up a broad product portfolio that includes ballistic vests, ballistic helmets and other personal protection products for military and security forces as well as Platform armouring solutions for land-air-sea platforms. It is in the process of setting up one of the most modern facilities for the manufacture of Night Vision Devices and Day sights. MKU is a registered NATO supplier, and all its manufacturing facilities are certified to ISO 9001:2008, AS 9100 & ISO 14000 standards.
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