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MKU Bags USD 35 million Boat Armoring Project from Ministry of Home Affairs Print E-mail
Written by Vijay   
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
New Delhi : MKU Pvt Ltd., a manufacturer and exporter of armored solutions in Asia and one of the biggest suppliers to the Indian forces, has bagged the prestigious contract of armoring the high speed patrol boats from Goa Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipyard and Builders for Ministry of Home Affairs, India with an initial fleet of 186 boats. The order is worth 35 million US Dollar.

These boats will be used for patrolling in sensitive areas. They would be suitably armor plated to ensure that performance of the boats is not compromised by the weight of armor plates.

MKU outbid other competitors on account of the solutions provided by them that met and exceeded the Goa Shipyard specifications. These included weight to meet threat level, thickness of the panel, durability in a Marine environment, value for money, and time limit to finish the project.

The finalization of Goa Shipyard contract with MKU is crucial as they have been one of the important contributors to the Indian ballistic industry and has given some of the best solutions equipped with latest technology. This goes on to state that the Indian ballistic industry has withstood the fiercest of the global competition not only in terms of commercial offerings but also providing in terms of world class solutions and integration technologies to their valued customers.

The coast line infiltrations by extremists have long been a major concern for MOD and Ministry of Home Affairs. It further gained a center stage Post 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Defense resolved to modernize the high sea patrol boats and Goa Shipyard was entrusted with the job of primarily armoring the Patrol Boats, giving personnel protection paramount importance. Goa Shipyard has a long standing history of delivering quality maritime solutions to the Indian Naval Forces. With its stringent quality norms and dogmatic approach to perfection made it the most eligible PSU to be trusted with this herculean task.

Goa Shipyard awarded this prestigious contract to MKU's, due to its unique capability to provide seamless integration of Ballistic solutions to platforms along with its German subsidiary AST Security Equipment GmbH. It is the sheer knowledge and expertise of MKU in the field of platform armoring which has helped Goa Shipyard and Garden Reach Shipyard to fulfill this critical requirement of armoring of Boats and still maintain the high speeds as required by our security forces.

Setup in 1985 MKU Pvt Limited is the largest manufacturer and exporter of armored solutions in Asia and one of the biggest supplier to the Indian Armed Forces, Police and other Special Forces. Over the past 24 years it has pioneered the field of manufacturing protection and armoring solutions and has ventured into diversified avenues including aviation, aerodynamics & technology with a single minded focus of providing products and solutions that enable the armed forces worldwide to achieve their objectives more safely and efficiently. MKU offers these products & solutions to its customers spread in over 50 countries worldwide. It is a registered NATO supplier and also works on various modernisation programs with armies across the world and caters to their needs through a range of more than 30 products in over 10 categories.

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