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Make in India: MKU to Make Bullet Proof Jackets

NEW DELHI:  Kanpur-based MKU Limited is all set to make Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) with the technology transfer from India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

The Bullet Proof Jackets are manufactured for the use of Indian Army and Para-Military Forces personnel.

Chairman DRDO and Secretary Department of Defence R&D Dr. S Christopher handed over the technology at a function held in New Delhi on October 4, where documents and related license agreement between DRDO and M/S MKU Limited, Kanpur were exchanged.

The Indian Army General Staff Qualitative Requirement (GSQR) No. - 1438 BPJ technology has been developed by Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE), a Kanpur based premier laboratory of DRDO.

This technology is challenging and one of the most significant matured personal protection systems developed by DRDO among the various GSQRs of Indian Army meeting NIJ III+ Standard.

Dr. Christopher in his address urged MKU to maintain a strict vigil on the quality of the Bullet Proof Jackets for the Indian Army and the Paramilitary Forces and to collaborate with DRDO to absorb the Organisation-developed technologies.

Among the dignitaries who graced the handing over ceremony were Director General, Naval System & Materials Cluster of DRDO Dr. S V Kamat; Director of DMSRDE Kanpur, Dr. N Eswara Prasad; Managing Director of M/S MKU Limited Neeraj Gupta besides various corporate directors of DRDO headquarters.

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