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Electro-optic Devices and Armour Solutions for the Military

MKU develops electro-optic devices and personal and platform armour products for the defence industry.

Email Address
13, Gandhi Gram,
Krishna Nagar, Kanpur,
Uttar Pradesh 208007,

MKU develops electro-optic devices and personal and platform armour products for the military, paramilitary, police and special forces.

With a customer base spanning over 100 countries, MKU strives to increase capability and reduce the risks for those on the front line.

Our NETRO night vision and thermal devices provide excellent detection, identification & recognition capability to soldiers at night to enhance their night fighting capabilities.

Electro-optical solutions for critical military missions and operations

MKU’s extensive range of optronics solutions support military personnel in operating with efficiency and precision by greatly enhancing their vision in all surroundings.

Our Netro device enables soldiers to improve their situational awareness and target acquisition, as well as support them to make quick and effective decisions.

MKU’s Electro-Optic systems can be used for land, airborne and naval based operations, depending on the requirement.

Ballistic protection for the battlefield

MKU’s extensive expertise in manufacturing and integrating ballistic protection solutions enables us to develop technologically superior products and services.

To date, MKU has produced more than 1,000 ballistic solutions for over 100 threats, including:

• Overvests
• Armour inserts
• Helmets
• Shields
• Blankets
• Briefcase

Platform protection solutions for defence applications

MKU offers complete project management solutions for land, air and naval platforms. We use patented technologies and systems developed over several years to integrate our industry-leading solutions on to a range of platforms, including:

  • Airborne systems
  • Naval systems
  • Land systems
  • Structures and objects

About MKU

Formerly known as M Kumar Udyog, MKU was established in 1985 and has since become the largest manufacturer and supplier of ‘Fibreglass helmets and Snow boots’ to the Indian Army.

With innovation are the forefront of everything we do, MKU was the first company to develop and manufacture lightweight composite armour outside US and Europe, secured our first international contract of body armour for Spanish Army in 2013.

In 2008, MKU expanded it offering to platform protection by acquiring AST, GmbH, a German company with expertise in this area. We later diversified into soldier optronics, eventually developing a complete technological solution in-house.

Our rich history and knowledge, along with our extensive R&D capability, gives us tools we need to successfully design, develop and deliver solutions that empower those on the frontline.

With operations based in India and Germany, MKU have provided protection to over 3 million soldiers and 3,000+ platforms across 230 forces to date.

We follow Nato AQAP quality standards and are also registered with International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). Our R&D House is recognised by the Government of India and we invest 10% of our annual turnover into research and development activities. We also hold more than 10 patents in India and abroad.

All MKU products are tested and certified by leading labs and agencies, including the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the USA.

MKU’s facilities are AS-9100-2009, ISO 9001-2008, and BA 9000 certified.

Night Vision Devices

Night vision devices are devices designed to allow the user to see in dark conditions. They allow images to be produced in levels of light approaching total darkness.

Comprehensive Ballistic Protection Solutions

In a combat zone, there is no looking back. MKU delivers comprehensive ballistic protection solutions for personnel to ensure that every soldier accomplishes his mission fearlessly by keeping him safe from all threats on hand.

Platform Armouring Solutions

MKU offers complete project management for design, development, manufacturing, and integration of protection solutions for Land, Air and Naval platforms using special patented technologies and systems which have been developed over years of R&D efforts.

MKU Limited - Head Office

13, Gandhi Gram
Krishna Nagar, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh 208007

MKU Limited - Germany Office

Kampweg 9
27419 Sittensen

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