MKU Unveils Body Armor, Helmet with Integrated Support to Wearable Systems

Indian military equipment manufacturer MKU is introducing at Defexpo a body armor integrated with a health monitoring system that provides effective, lightweight protection and supports the combatants with connectivity.

6003

Indian military equipment manufacturer MKU is introducing at Defexpo the Network-centric Integrated Combat System for Soldiers (NICS) developed by MKU’s team in India and Germany. At the core of NICS is the Custom and Integrated Body Armour (CIBA), a body armor integrated with a health monitoring system that provides effective, lightweight protection and supports the combatants with connectivity, by integrating and connecting all wearable communications devices, including hand-held computers and displays, personal radios and battery packs.

MKU's CIBA - Customized Integrated Body Armor (Image: MKU)
MKU’s CIBA – Custom and Integrated Body Armor (Image: MKU)

CIBA is complemented by MUKUT helmet and multiple accessory connector system (MACS), interfacing with additional helmet mounted systems like NVDs (Night Vision Devices), microphone and headset, cameras and flashlights, and other battery powered systems.

The MUKUT helmet shell, developed by MKU, utilize the RHT Technology designed to increase both protection to soldiers in immediate (ballistic penetration) and long term (blunt trauma) effects. RHT reduces behind armor blunt trauma (BABT) of less than 10 mm, which is nearly 40 percent less in comparison to standard helmet.

“The effect of resultant trauma in helmets can be dangerous and can lead to serious types of head and skull injuries.” Said Neeraj Gupta, Managing Director; “It is a known and growing concern with armed forces worldwide. This revolutionary technology will contain the incidents of such injuries substantially.” he added.