Panthera T-6F light armoured personnel carrier (APC) is designed and manufactured by Minerva Special Purpose Vehicles (MSPV), a developer of armoured vehicles based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
MKU is one of the largest manufacturer and supplier of armored solutions for the defense sector, globally. It specializes in providing customized solutions in anti-ballistic solutions to its customers spread across more than 60 countries.
Protecting those who protect us
MKU has an experience of over 25 years in servicing the requirements of defence and paramilitary forces across the world. It services its customers in over 50 countries (including all NATO countries) through a portfolio of over 30 products in more than 10 categories. Through concentrated efforts, MKU has gained diverse domain expertise in products and solutions for the armed forces that have allowed the soldiers to perform more efficiently and effectively while staying protected.
The range of products & solutions offered by MKU can be classified under the following heads:
- Personal protection – helmets, ballistic over-vests, up-armor inserts, anti-mine suits, boots, helmet and gloves, bomb blankets, and ballistic shields
- Platform protection – light weight armor solutions and platform integration (vehicle armouring, aircraft armouring, naval vessel armouring, object armouring, and integration of systems and sub-systems)
- Unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAVS)
- Night vision devices (NVDs)
- Universal gun barrel cleaning systems (UGBCS)
MKU is one of the largest manufacturers of helmets in the world. Helmets from MKU are designed and manufactured to offer maximum protection and comfort to the wearer.
Ballistic jackets and over-vests
MKU offers a variety of ballistic jackets and vests for various applications and usages that meet the required threat levels adequately and effectively. At the same time they are comfortable to wear. These high performance jackets and vests are capable of providing protection levels upto NIJ level IIIA, allowing unrestricted movement to the user.
At times, when threat levels change from handguns to heavier types of ammunition such as rifle bullets and more penetrating types of ammunition or even stabs, ballistic jackets and vests need to be up armoured with suitable lightweight protection to provide optimum protection.
MKU offers protection against the latest threats through its Armour Plates which are lighter, advanced and cost effective.
MKU ballistic shields are capable of providing protection against handguns, shotguns and submachine guns. The shields used for rifle protection are heavier and thicker and are usually mounted on wheels for easy mobility.
MKU’s high performance ballistic shields are ergonomically designed to maximise easy handling and lasting usage experience to the end customers. Developed with the latest high performance ballistic material technology, these shields are approved and tested as per established international standards.
MKU’s Bomb Suppression Blanket is a unique product that provides emergency protection against blasts and fragments in event of an explosive device detonating before it can be neutralised. It is effective against most pipe bombs, hand grenades and fragments caused by pressure or electrical explosions. The Bomb Blanket can also be used as a temporary portable barrier for VIP’s, on windows or in place of several shields to protect the police in barricade situations. Other uses include protection of petrol explosives or grenades stored near probable explosion hit areas.
De-mining suits and gear
These are especially designed for personnel who are engaged in mine breaching and clearing operations. MKU de-mining suits not only protect against projectiles and high velocity fragments, but also against overt pressure and intense heat in close proximity of explosive detonation.
These suits employ high-tech materials for defeating multiple-threats.
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Personal Protection & Vehicle Protection
United States of America
MKU Private Limited
Covent Garden Post Office
PO Box 036
MKU Private Limited
D-20, Ist Floor Defense Colony
H-52, First Floor, Sector - 63
MKU Defence Solutions, Inc
Office No. 16239
Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai
LOB:16 , PO Box 262052
United Arab Emirates