The tragic part of law enforcement and warfare in India—be it counter-terrorism or direct confrontation—is that the nation’s soldiers and policemen have primitive protective gear. Red tape, confusion and conflict between ordering the right items and turf wars are putting our security personnel at risk. This is in spite of an unknown Make in India factor that should make the country proud—we also make some of the finest protective and on-field military products which are bought by highly sophisticated armies like that of the US, the UK and France.
Kanpur-based MKU sells body armour that can be compared at par with the best available in the world. MKU’s R&D team works according to the law of modern warfare that ‘less is more’—the lesser the weight a soldier carries, the more his lethality and effectiveness on the battlefield. Hence, the 6th Generation Armouring Technology from MKU features ultralightweight, thinner and more flexible body wear. The gear produced by the company has been saving the lives of 1.5 million soldiers on 150 platforms on land and sea for quarter of a century. Its client list boasts the armies of over 100 countries and over 230 forces. Its Ballistic Over Vests, Military Over Vests, Multi-utility Vests, Police Over Vests and Flotation Over Vests have been highly effective in protecting wearers from small arms. MKU’s Cerazone armour made of spall lining, ceramic tiles and reinforced composite backing material destroys the penetrative effect of bullets and the remaining impact, and spall lining from secondary fragments.
The G Factor helmets, which incorporate communications equipment, weigh less than one kg. Their bomb blankets can both suppress the explosive force and have a safety ring to direct the blast force upwards. MKU’s demining suits are so advanced that they have detachable collars that vent the blast upwards, are fire-retardant and protect the torso, limbs, neck, groin and shoulders.