Indian MKU and Russian JSC Shvabe signed MoU to manufacture Electro Optical Devices in India, with production facility to be situated in Kanpur.
“As per the MOU Shvabe will train and assist in setting up of EO manufacturing and servicing unit in India with MKU. Training initially will be given to technical persons from MKU to carry out maintenance and repair of the in-service EO units, which will give a kick start to the JV and later graduating to a full-fledged manufacturing unit by mid of 2017,” MKU said in a statement Tuesday.
This JV is not focused only on manufacturing of electro optical devices but also to cater in-service EO equipment with the Indian Army and MoD. Electro-optical devices from Shvabe are in use by the Indian army for some time now and many of these devices require upgradation, refurbishment and maintenance to keep up with the changing combat theatres and its intense requirements.
Specifically, devices on platforms require mission specific upgradation and maintenance. With, emphasis on upgradation in terms of systems and fighting capabilities a lot of stress is on mechanization of the infantry and off-course airborne and naval platforms too are in focus.
New acquisition of platform systems shall certainly give birth to requirements of equally modern EO equipment for the mechanized contingent too, which translates to revenue streams from this less known domain for MKU as well as Schvabe.
MKU will be showcasing 6th Generation armour protection technology ‘Modulare Schutz Technik' at Aero India, held from February 18th to 22nd, 2015. ‘ModulareSchutzTechnik uses advanced materials, and specialized manufacturing processes, to reduce the weight and thickness of armour solutions by almost 40%, resulting in operational benefits like increased useful payload and endurance
The German shipyards, Thyssenkrupp and Lurssen have selected the domestic company, MKU GmbH for its Baden Wurttemberg class frigate project which is being built for the German Navy estimated 650 million Euro. This is a unique project which features enhanced survivability - ensuring that the ships remain operational in spite of severe damage due to accident or enemy action
Indias MKU and Thales have signed two MoUs for strategic co-operation in the development and production of optronic devices and F90close quarter battle (CQB) rifle for soldiers. The optronic devices will be co-developed by Thales and MKU and both the optronic devices and F90 rifles will be manufactured in India at MKUs facilities in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has transferred technology of Bullet Proof Jacket (BPJ) to an Indian firm, MKU Limited for manufacturing these for the Indian Army and Para-military forces. Documents related to the technology and licence agreement were handed over at a function held in New Delhi today
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