MKU and EDIC Caracal sign MoU for CAR817AR rifle
MKU and EDIC Caracal signed an MoU for strategic co-operation for manufacture of the advanced CAR817AR rifles in India at Defexpo 2018 in Chennai.
The MoU also covers mutual cooperation in promoting MKU Electro Optics and Armour to the UAE forces by EDIC Caracal, a conglomerate and powerhouse of Emirates Defence Industrial Company (EDIC) with more than 16 assets spread across various defence industrial segments in UAE.
On the occasion, Neeraj Gupta, MD of MKU said: ‘We look forward to a strong association with EDIC Caracal. This association will further strengthen each other’s product range for India and the Middle East. The CAR817AR rifle is a rugged and versatile product and will meet all the requirements of our armed forces.”
Hamad Salem Al Ameri, Chief Executive Officer of Caracal said: “Our respective governments already have strong relationships, We hope that this cooperation with MKU will become a starting point for a large strategic defence cooperation between both countries that opens the door for many more potential partnerships.”
This will be the 2nd manufacturing base for Caracal in Asia. Its weapons are currently deployed with various forces in UAE. The CAR817AR passes all international standards and specifications and is proven to perform excellently even in the harsh conditions in Middle East.
MKU has recently announced its entry into weapons systems for soldiers and platforms. It is entering this arena with global majors like Thales, Caracal and Digital BitCaracal International is a company with the largest footprint across many continents like Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It is part of EDIC with more than 16 assets spread across various defence industrial segments in UAE.
Gp Capt. (Ret.) Sundeep Mehta