16:33 uur 16-11-2015

Persoonlijke bepantsering van de toekomst te zien op Milipol 2015

PARIJS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MKU, een toonaangevende fabrikant van bepantseringssystemen en nachtkijkers, stelt de toekomstige generatie van persoonlijke bepantsering voor defensie- en beveiligingspersoneel tentoon op Milipol 2015 in Parijs. Volgens het bedrijf is de bepantsering 40 procent lichter en sterker. Daarnaast heeft het eigenschappen waaraan huidige en toekomstige militairen behoefte hebben.

Neerak Gupta van MKU legde uit dat het gewicht dat een militair moet meetorsen van groot belang is, omdat dit zijn prestaties en overlevingskansen beïnvloedt bij operaties. Moderne soldaten dragen uitrusting met een gewicht rond de 40 kilo, met inbegrip van van lichaamsbepantsering, munitie, batterijen, rantsoen en moderne apparatuur ten behoeve van de strijd en overleving. Van deze items is de bepantsering waarschijnlijk het op een na zwaarste.


Future Generation Personal Armour at Milipol 2015

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– MKU, a leading manufacturer of armour solutions and night vision devices, is showcasing future generation personal armour solutions for defence and security personnel at Milipol 2015 in Paris, France. The company claims that the armour being showcased is over 40% lighter and stronger and features most of the capabilities desired by current and future generation soldiers.

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Neeraj Gupta, MD MKU explained that the weight carried by a soldier is of critical importance as it impacts and hinders his performance and survivability capabilities in the theatre of operation. Modern soldiers carry equipment weighing approx. 40 Kgs on them including body armour, ammo, batteries, rations and new generation devices needed to fight and survive. Of these, body armour is probably the single heaviest item.

The scientists and designers at MKU have combined the capabilities of new ultra-light weight 6th generation Ammoflex armour with the already versatile and extremely comfortable quick release Instavest. The Instavest G6 is probably the lightest advanced tactical vest in its category.

Sharad Khandelwal, Director, Global Sales, highlighted that until now there was no reliable way to reduce the resulting trauma of the impacting bullets or fragments on a soldier’s helmet. While he may be able to survive the actual hit, there have been many instances of long-term head injuries due to the resulting trauma in helmets.

MKU is also exhibiting its Mukut advanced combat helmets at Milipol 2015. These are made using the revolutionary RHT (Reduced Helmet Trauma) Technology and have been tested and certified by HP White Laboratories, USA to offer a BABT (Behind Armour Blunt Trauma) of less than 10 mm which is over 40% lower than conventional helmets.

Also on display is the new Multi Accessory Connector System from MKU. MACS is an integrated all in one mounting system which adds the capability and versatility of mounting multiple devices on the much safer Bolt Free helmet.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Established in 1985, MKU has provided protection to over 1.5 million soldiers and 2,000 platforms. Its repository constitutes 1000+ armour solutions covering over 100 threats. MKU’s products are used and trusted by 230 forces in more than 100 countries, including UN and NATO.
  2. For further information contact Sunit Srivastava — sunit.srivastava@mku.com
  3. To learn more log on to http://www.mku.com


Sunit Srivastava

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