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