MKU's Netro Soldier Optronics Shines at LAAD 2023


The Brazilian Army has faced challenges operating in low light conditions, which has impacted soldiers' tactical abilities and situational awareness on the battlefield. According to a report by Valor Econômico, General Edson Leal Pujol, a General of the Brazilian Army, has stated that the Army is in need of equipment that provides "greater lethality, better protection, and greater situational awareness." 

MKU Limited, a leading defense and homeland security company is well-positioned to meet this need, showcasing a range of innovative optronic solutions including night vision devices, thermal weapon sights and advanced sighting solutions solutions under Netro Optronics. Designed to assist soldiers during tactical missions, these solutions were showcased in Brazil for the first time at LAAD Defence & Security 2023 held in Riocentro Rio de Janeiro from April 11 to 14, 2023. 

MKU's Netro Soldier Optronics has already proved to be a trusted partner of the Brazilian military, having supplied over 600 advanced monoculars to the Brazilian army. These ultralight, compact, and MIL-STD-810G compliant monoculars are equipped with Gen2+/Gen3 image intensifier tubes that provide superior image quality. They can be held in the hand or mounted on the head, helmet, or weapon, and have significantly improved soldiers' situational awareness and tactical abilities on the battlefield.

To further address the requirements of the forces in Latin America, Netro Soldier Optronics showcased a range of extraordinary solutions including custom sighting solutions for legacy weapons such as the MK-19 for accurate aiming and one-shot-one-hit capability through day to night and Aviation Night Vision Goggle (ANVG) NB-3100 delivering high resolution and stereoscopic vision to aircraft pilots, allowing them to fly and manoeuvre easily in the dark.

Mr. Karan Gupta, Vice President of International Sales at MKU says, "MKU has empowered numerous forces in Brazil, and we look forward to further strengthening our presence and partnerships here. As part of our commitment, we have opened operations in Brazil to better cater to the needs of the Latin American market. We are focussed on delivering innovative solutions that empower Brazil’s heroes in the line of duty!" 

As Brazil continues to invest in its defense budget, with plans to invest $30 billion in military equipment over the next decade, MKU's range of advanced soldier optronic solutions is well-positioned to meet the country's requirements. With their participation at the LAAD exhibition, MKU has reaffirmed its commitment to providing Brazilian forces with cutting-edge solutions that will improve their tactical abilities, situational awareness, and lethality on the battlefield.

About MKU

MKU Ltd. is a global defence and homeland security company on a mission to empower heroes. They are one of the leading solution providers for advanced optronic and ballistic protection solutions for soldiers and platforms for military, paramilitary, homeland security, police and special forces. With a customer base in over 100 countries, MKU strives to empower heroes, who stand in the line of duty, through their smart solutions that deliver confidence. Their operations are based in India and Germany. They have provided protection to over 3 million soldiers and 3000+ platforms, across 230 forces, till date. Their Netro night vision and thermal devices provide excellent detection, identification & recognition capability to soldiers at night to enhance their night fighting capabilities. Their Kavro protection solutions offer enhanced protection for soldiers and platforms, using smart technologies, design and features. These include combat helmets, body armour, ballistic shields as well as ballistic solutions for naval, air and land platforms and vehicles.

Their solutions are tested and certified by leading labs and agencies in the world including National Institute of Justice (NIJ), USA. Their facilities are AS-9100-2009 and ISO 9001-2008 certified in addition to the much coveted and stringent BA 9000 certification. They follow the NATO AQAP quality standards  and are also registered with International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). Their R&D House is recognized by the Government of India and they aggressively invest a sizable portion of their annual turnover into research and development activities. They also hold more than 10 patents in India and abroad.

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