Wins Tender for 14,500 Ballistic Vests Against Fierce Competition
Indian personal protection specialist, MKU Limited, has become the first company outside Brazil to supply ballistic vests to the Military Police in Sao Paulo, the company announced on 16 March.
The customer required 14,500 ballistic vests compliant with the latest NIJ 0101.06 standard, established by the US National Institute of Justice. Tender specifications were highly focused on overall end-user experience, with special emphasis on comfort, low weight and flexibility. MKU won the highly contested tender against significant international competition.
Known for its expertise in providing advanced ballistic solutions using proprietary design and patented technologies, MKU has over three decades’ experience, coupled with state-of-the-art infrastructure and manufacturing processes. These high-performance vests, with Level IIIA protection, were custom-designed by MKU to ensure enhanced ballistic protection at lower weights, while ensuring comfort, mobility, and ease of use. They are made using special antibacterial fabrics, which ensures comfort, even in circumstances of prolonged use. MKU delivered the NIJ-certified vests in over 21 different sizes, as per the customer request. They were thoroughly tested for performance, during the tender process and after delivery.
Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director, said the company is “confident that these vests not only offer the best protection, but are extremely light-weight and very comfortable to wear. MKU is dedicated to provide its customers with the confidence they require, while reducing the hassles.”