Manila, Philippines: Global defense and homeland security company MKU unveils at this year’s Asian Defense and Security the next generation of body armor systems, the Kavro Body Armor System.
Inspired by real-time situations faced by the modern soldier, this ﬁrst-of-its-kind body armor system is a modular, mission-conﬁgurable system that comprises multiple components integrated all working seamlessly to enhance the on-ﬁeld efﬁciency of soldiers.
The Kavro Body Armor System consists of an integrated rucksack, the Insta Load Distribution System (ILDS), quick release system, a laser cut molle system and a hydration pack.
The Kavro rucksack ranges from 30kg to 60kg in capacity and can be easily attached, mounted and managed. The ILDS is an upper body exo system that manages the weight carried by the soldier by lifting it off the shoulder, back and spine and redistributing it to the hips and legs for greater mobility and endurance.
The quick release system, which is patented, enables the soldier to easily divest of the entire system or its components. The extremely versatile laser cut molle system combines rugged, laser cut, webbing and special tactical pouches on the over vest platform for better organization of equipment. The smart hydration pack features a water pouch and a hose that allows the soldier to drink water handsfree even during combat. All these components are smartly designed to work with each other to enhance the efﬁciency of today’s modern soldier.
MKU Managing Director Neeraj Gupta said: “The Kavro Body Armor System is designed to help soldiers retain energy and reduce fatigue toward enabling them to carry out missions conﬁdently and with greater comfort, mobility, endurance and survivability. It addresses real-life challenges that soldiers face, where they have to carry a lot of equipment, both standard and special issues such as heavy weapons, tactical devices, battery packs and ammunition that collectively can weigh 30kg to 60kg. Such heavy load signiﬁcantly hampers their agility and ability to maneuver and hinders their operational efﬁciency at the same time causes exhaustion.”
The modular and mission-conﬁgurable design of the new system allows soldiers to adjust and accommodate speciﬁc operational requirements.
“With the Kavro Body Armor System developed to help solve the challenges and issues faced by today’s soldiers, MKU’s newest innovation pushes the very boundaries of the way body armors are perceived globally,” Gupta added.
MKU showcases the Kavro Body Armor System at the Asian Defence and Security 2022 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City to highlight the latest advancements in defense technology. Moreover, this reﬂects MKU’s continued support to the Philippines, which the company has been working with for more than three years, and the Armed Forces Modernization Program.
“MKU has been a consistent participant at ADAS since 2014. Our best-in-class smart solutions have always elicited a terriﬁc response. I am hoping for a similar response to the Kavro Body Armor System,” he said.
MKU Ltd. is a global defense and homeland security company on a mission to empower heroes. It is one of the leading solution providers of advanced optronic and ballistic protection solutions for soldiers and platforms for military, paramilitary, homeland security, police and special forces. With a customer base in over 100 countries, MKU strives to empower heroes who stand in the line of duty through its smart solutions that deliver conﬁdence. The company’s operations are based in India, Germany and UAE. It has provided protection to over 3 million soldiers and 3000+ platforms across 230 forces to date. MKU’s Kavro protection solutions offer enhanced protection for soldiers and platforms using smart technologies, design and features. These include combat helmets, body armor, ballistic shields as well as ballistic solutions for naval, air and land platforms and vehicles. The Netro night vision and thermal devices provide excellent detection, identiﬁcation and recognition capability to soldiers at night to enhance their night ﬁghting capabilities.
MKU’s products are tested and certiﬁed by leading labs and agencies in the world, including the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), USA. The facilities are
AS-9100-2009 and ISO 9001-2008 certiﬁed in addition to the much-coveted and stringent BA 9000 certiﬁcation. The company follows the NATO AQAP quality standards and is registered with International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). Its R&D House is recognized by the Government of India and it aggressively invests a sizable portion of its annual turnover in research and development activities. MKU holds more than 10 patents in India and abroad.
MKU is one of the world’s largest private defense solutions companies, supplying defense equipment to armies and security forces around the world. The Philippine government is one such customer for MKU.
Thanks to Neeraj Gupta’s constant efforts to expand the business globally with best-in-class smart solutions and his commitment to transform MKU into a global defense technology company, MKU has an established presence in the Philippine defense market. For over 3 years now, the company has exported more than 120,000 body armors, 30,000 helmets and more than 1,000 night vision devices to the Philippine army, the Philippine International Trading Corporation and the Philippine National Police.
The Asian Defence and Security (ADAS) exhibition and conference is a defense, security, and crisis and disaster management exhibition and conference organized by APAC Expo and takes place in Manila, Philippines. It was ﬁrst held in 2014.
The exhibition hosts the Department of National Defense, the National Security Council, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the Philippine Coast Guard, other defense and security agencies, and exhibitors from all around the world that showcase their defense and security solutions.