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Indian Army to receive lightweight helmets

22nd January 2017 - 16:14 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Indian company MKU will start ballistic helmet deliveries in June after it won an order for 158,000 units for the Indian Army late last year. The procurement will be completed within three years. 

Soldiers presently use bulky and heavy 2.5kg helmets. There is potential for around 300,000 more such helmets, an army official said.

The order includes 50,000 communications helmets made from advanced aramid composites manufactured and integrated by MKU. MKU’s facility in Kanpur can produce 15,000 helmets a month.

Several trials were done under strenuous conditions and different climatic zones to ensure quality while also providing ballistic protection and

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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