MKU, India’s leading manufacturer and supplier of ballistic protection and surveillance equipment for armed forces, paramilitary forces and police worldwide authorised Tactical Products Group, Inc. to sell its NIJ 0101.06 certified body armour in the USA.
MKU was awarded the NIJ 0101.06 certification in June, 2012 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), USA for a range of advanced hard armour and soft armour configurations and is the only Indian company to have been able to comply with the demanding levels of this new ballistic testing standard from NIJ.
NIJ is the exclusive authority to ascertain safety protocols and standards to be followed by protective gear manufacturing companies for the US law enforcement agencies and departments. The ballistic resistance of body armour standard NIJ 0101.06, supersedes the earlier 0101.04 standard from NIJ and is the latest and the most stringent ballistic testing standards set forth by them to date.
‘No body armour is 100% bullet proof’ said Mr. Neeraj Gupta, MD, MKU Pvt Ltd., he went on to explain that ‘Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor NIJ Standard-0101.06 establishes the minimum performance requirements and test methods for body armour designed to protect the torso against gunfire.’
In the past, few body armour products available in the market had shown degraded performance over a period of time, when in use by the law enforcement officers under harsh field and environmental conditions. The new 0101.06 standard was set up by NIJ to counter such deterioration in performance of body armour. Its objective is to increase confidence in the performance of body armour by testing it for better durability, long term performance, consistency and reliability across sizes and also to enhance the protection offered by the body armour against more current and emerging new threats.
We are proud to have entered into this agreement with MKU, India to market and market, promote and sell its NIJ 06 certified products in the United States’ said Mr. Dan Lounsbury, CEO of Tactical Products Group Inc., on the occasion. He added ‘MKU is a formidable company with a good reputation in the United States. They have always been at the forefront of technological advancements and hence have been able to comply with the stringent requirements of the new standard. They offer products which are at par with the best in the world in terms of quality and performance’