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MKU Joins Asian Defense and Security 2022, Supports AFP Modernization

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Global defense and homeland security company MKU joins the Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) 2022 and commits to support the modernization initiatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Driven by its mission of empowering heroes and a consistent ADAS exhibitor, MKU is looking to showcase its top-of-the-line smart solutions such as a revolutionary body armor system and night vision devices at this year’s event. The exhibition and conference is set for April 27 to 29 2022 at the World Trade Center in Manila.

“We have been participating in ADAS exhibitions from the very beginning, even hosting President Duterte in our booth in 2018. Exhibitions such as ADAS are relevant today more than ever, considering recent security threats and issues. This year, MKU will showcase our best-in-class smart solutions to meet rising demand for such technologies,” said MKU Managing Director Neeraj Gupta.

MKU is a major manufacturer of ballistic protection solutions such as body armor, combat helmets, ballistic shields and soldier optronics solutions such as thermal imaging and night vision devices. It has an established presence in the Philippines and is well equipped to meet the growing requirements of the country’s defense and security agencies. In the last three years, MKU has successfully delivered more than 120,000 body armors, 30,000 helmets and more than 1,000 night vision devices to the Philippine Army, the Philippine International Trading Corporation and the Philippine National Police. The company continues to explore avenues to provide useful technologies and solutions to its customers.

The leading solutions provider for advanced optronic and ballistic protection for soldiers, police and special forces also plays a role in the modernization program of the AFP. With the Philippines ranking 51 out of 142 countries on the Global Firepower Military Strength Ranking 2022, the AFP Modernization Program is a good avenue for global defense and homeland security companies to supply vehicles, aircraft, ships, weapon systems, protective equipment, and intelligence and surveillance systems to the Philippines.

“We wholeheartedly support the AFP’s modernization initiatives. MKU has been part of this effort for more than three years by supplying ballistic protection and optronic solutions. We hope to continue this collaboration through our best and latest defense and security solutions,” shared MKU Chairman Manoj Gupta.

The revised Armed Forces Modernization Act (2012) has enabled the Philippine government to strengthen its armed forces and modernize branches such as the Philippine Army, Air Force and Navy. The 15-year modernization program has a projected aggregate budget exceeding US$40 billion.

MKU is a consistent ADAS Exhibition participant and has showcased its smart solutions at ADAS since its first exhibition in 2014. In 2018, MKU hosted the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte at their booth in the exhibition.

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