MKU se­lected by Repub­lic of Ecuador for pro­vid­ing bal­lis­tic pro­tec­tion to its po­lice force

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MKU Pvt. Ltd., a lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of bal­lis­tic pro­tec­tion so­lu­tions for per­son­nel and land-air-sea plat­forms has been awarded a con­tract for 40,000 body ar­mour by the Repub­lic of Ecuador for up­grad­ing the pro­tec­tion of its Po­lice Force. MKU had par­tic­i­pated in a global ten­der in Ecuador for the con­tract.

The body ar­mour se­lected by the Min­istry of In­te­rior, Ecuador had gone through ex­ten­sive tests and field tri­als be­fore be­ing se­lected. The body ar­mour is tested and cer­ti­fied by the Na­tional In­sti­tute of Jus­tice (NIJ), USA as com­pli­ant to their most strin­gent 0101.06 stan­dard.

The con­tract was awarded to MKU Pvt Ltd., by Min­is­ter of In­te­rior of Ecuador Sr. Jose Serrano Sal­gadoat MKU’s 100 per cent EOU at Kanpur, In­dia. This is the sin­gle largest ex­port order re­ceived by an In­dian com­pany for body ar­mour.

While award­ing the con­tract, Ecuador Min­is­ter of In­te­rior Sr. Jose Serrano Sal­gado con­grat­u­lated MKU on win­ning the con­tract and stated that, “MKU was se­lected on the ba­sis of meet­ing all spec­i­fi­ca­tions and re­quire­ments as per the global ten­der.” He added that this de­ci­sion was ex­tremely im­por­tant as the coun­try likes to take the best de­ci­sion for their peo­ple and po­lice. “The lives of our po­lice are the lives of our peo­ple.”

The Min­is­ter also stated that the del­e­ga­tion would be com­ing back to In­dia in few months time to hold dis­cus­sions with the In­dian Home Min­istry for an MoU for a strate­gic al­liance.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion of the sign­ing cer­e­mony of the con­tract, Manoj Gupta, Chair­man MKU, stated, “MKU is ex­tremely proud to re­ceive this order. In­dia is looked upon pri­mar­ily as an im­porter of de­fense and se­cu­rity equip­ment. Or­ders like this will help in putting In­dia on the ex­port mapof world class de­fense and se­cu­rity tech­nol­ogy.” He added, “It was about 15 years ago that In­dia had im­ported body ar­mour for Kargil. It makes every­one at MKU very proud that to­day we have achieved the tech­no­log­i­cal ex­cel­lence to ex­port these from In­dia.”

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