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MKU Limited to manufacture newly developed bulletproof jackets for IA

05 October 2017

Indian defence firm MKU Limited will be manufacturing newly developed bulletproof jackets for Indian Army (IA) and paramilitary forces personnel, it has been announced.

The jackets were developed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which recently transferred the technology to the Kanpur-based company during a 4 October ceremony held in New Delhi, where documents and the related licence agreement were exchanged, according to a statement by the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB).

“This technology is challenging and one of the most significant matured personal protection systems developed by the DRDO among the various General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQRs) of the IA meeting NIJ III+ Standard,” said the PIB.

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