Manila: Defence and homeland security company MKU unveiled its next generation of body armour systems, the Kavro Body Armour System at Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) 2022 in Pasay City, Manila.
Inspired by real-time situations faced by the modern soldier, this first-of-its-kind body armour system is modular, mission-configurable system that comprises multiple components integrated all working seamlessly to enhance the on-field efficiency of soldiers.
The Kavro Body Armour System consists of an integrated rucksack, the Insta Load Distribution System (ILDS), quick release system, a laser cut MOLLE system and a hydration pack.
The Kavro rucksack ranges from 30kg to 60kg in capacity and can be easily attached, mounted and managed. The ILDS is an upper body exo system that manages the weight carried by the soldier by lifting it off the shoulder, back and spine and redistributing it to the hips and legs or greater mobility and endurance.
The quick release system, which is patented, enables the soldier to easily divest of the entire system of its components. The extremely versatile laser cut MOLLE system combines rugged, laser cut, webbing and special tactical pouches on the over vest platform for better organisation of equipment. The smart hydration pack features a water pouch and a hose that allows the soldier to drink water hands-free even during combat. All these components are smartly designed to work with each other to enhance the efficiency of today’s modern soldier.
MKU Managing Director Neeraj Gupta said, “The Kavro Body Armour System is designed to help soldiers retain energy and reduce fatigue toward enabling them to carry out missions confidently and with greater comfort, mobility, endurance and survivability. It addresses real-life challenges that soldiers face, where they have to carry a lot of equipment, both standard and special issue such as heavy weapons, tactical devices, battery packs and ammunition that collectively can weigh 30kg to 60kg. Such heavy load significantly hampers their agility and ability to maneouvre and hinders their operational efficiency at the same time causing exhaustion.”
The launch of the Kavro Body Armour System at ADAS 2022 reflects MKU’s continued support to the Philippines, which the company has been working with for more than three years, and the Armed Forces Modernisation Programme. For over three years now, the company has exported more than 120,000 body armours, 30,000 helmets and more than 1,000 night vision devices to the Philippine Army, the Philippine National Police and others in the Philippines. – adj/mhi/mgm (Photo: ADJ, MKU)