Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India:MKU, India’s leading manufacturer and supplier of ballistic protection and surveillance equipment for armed, paramilitary and police forces in over 90 countries announced that it has received yet another notification of compliance for its level III Vest dependent Hard Armour Insert from National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice for at least two of the body armour packages it had submitted for certification under the new NIJ-0101.06 standard.
Mr. Manish Khandelwal, Business Head (Personal Protection) said ‘MKU is committed to its continuous research and development practices which help it field cutting edge, innovative & versatile protection products and solutions. This certification being 3rd one that we have received is reinforcement of our commitment to providing the best and most advanced products to our customers’. According to him "NIJ Standard-0101.06 is one of the most stringent, demanding and comprehensive personal body armor standards ever initiated and mandated by the NIJ. We are pleased to have received these yet another notification of compliance. This signifies yet another benchmark for performance of personal protection solutions from MKU”. He further specified this notice is the third one to be received; previously MKU had received 2 notifications in 2012 for compliance to 0101.06 standard, further he stated to be anticipating few more compliance certifications to be received by MKU over the next couple of months for both soft and hard armour packages already submitted for compliance evaluation with NIJ.
The NIJ introduced the Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 to create minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor intended to protect officers against threats likely to occur in their line of duty. Vests that are in compliance with NIJ-06 must protect against amplified velocities of ammunition, and extreme conditions. NIJ-06 supersedes NIJ 2005 Interim Requirements, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor (August 2005) and supersedes NIJ Standard-0101.04 Rev. A, Ballistic Resistance of Personal Body Armor (June 2001).
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) had revised the current standards (NIJ Standard-0101.04/2005 Interim Requirements) with three primary intents:
1) To improve performance so that all officers receive adequate protection.
2) To provide adequate protection against threats that are likely to be faced over the next decade.
3) To provide assurance that the armor will provide protection through the life of its warranty.
MKU is the first company in India to have received the stringent NIJ 0101.06 certification for its . It is the only pure play defense player within the protection & surveillance sector in India and aims to be a global name in this space. The company is backed with over 2 decades of experience in the industry. It constantly interacts and engages in bi-directional dialogues with leading international defense technology providers to further enhance its domain knowledge and the product portfolio to stay ahead of the constantly evolving threat scenarios.
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.
Anurag Tripathi, Manager-MARCOMM, MKU Private Limited, +91 9005094900