MKU Helps Fight Piracy at High Seas
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.
For more information please contact: Anurag Tripathi Manager-MARCOMM Mobile: +91-90-0509-4900