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MKU Limited Launches Kavro Doma 360, a 5 Zone Rifle Protective Helmet at Milipol

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

MKU Limited just unveiled the Kavro Doma 360 at Milipol Paris, the first rifle protective helmet with five zone protection (top and four side quadrants).

Seen here is Manesh Khandelwal, Director of R&D at MKU Limited.
Designed to protect against AK-47 MSC, M80 NATO BALL, and M193 bullets at muzzle velocity and has been tested to defeat five rounds in the five zones of the head (front, back, left, right, crown) without the need of add-on armour.

It is also a boltless design, avoiding the compromise of holes cut in the helmet. The back face deformation for 7.62 x 39mm MSC at 710 +15m/s from 10 meters is just 20mm and the Kavro Doma 360 integrates a new Advanced Harness System with Dynamic Impact Technology to deal with the energy form impacts as well as daily comfort. And not just straight impacts, but also rotational/angular impacts which are known to cause concussions or brain injuries. In addition, it comes with a top-to-chin (longitudinal) and side-to-side (lateral) harness adjustment functionality for highest stability and a snug fit.

The helmet is offered in full, mid and high cuts to accommodate the needs of all users and the integration of communications headsets. The weight starts at 1.45 kg for a full cut helmet in small. While not the lightest helmet on the market, you have to consider the five zone protection in your calculation which was added based on lessons learned from the Ukrainian conflict.

Finally, the Kavro Doma 360 features the Modular Accessory Connector System or MACS. This rail system accepts mounted accessories all as a counterweight at the rear in addition to the night vision shroud at the front. Due to its modular nature, MKU engineers are working to add power and data to MACS.

In a press release from MKU, Managing Director, Mr. Neeraj Gupta says, “Our commitment to our heroes has been unwavering since we first got into soldier protection. The Doma 360 is the culmination of 5 years of relentless R&D and the uncompromising resolve to develop this for forces globally. All of us at MKU are filled with emotion, because we have finally been able to take it to the world.”

Although headquartered in India MKU Limited also has operations in Germany and UAE.

Milipol 23 – GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

GORE-TEX Professional continues to develop their Stretch Fabric Technology and this prototype garment caught my eye.

GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric Technology which retains the water and wind proof breathable characteristics of Gore’s ePTFe material but adds the ability to stretch. The jacket design is not new to snowboarders but it improves the ability to access the inside of the jacket in case of injury, particularly when wearing armor. With access zippers on either side, it’s also easier to vent if needed. It’s an innovation worth taking a look at.

Milipol 23 – Direct Action

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Poland’s Direct Action is giving Milipol visitors a sneak peek of their Vanguard combat uniform in MultiCam Tropic.

Made from NYCO fabric with 500D Cordura reinforcements and 4-way stretch, the torso of the combat shirt also features Polartec PowerDry FR fabric.

Offered in sizes Small – XXXLarge in several colors and patterns.


Milipol 23 – CAM-Shield from BCB International

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

This is a very interesting international solution. British firm BCB International Ltd developed a multi-spectral camouflage appliqué for the distributor MP-Sec France to fit US-built Vision 60 Quadraped Unmanned Ground Vehicles from Ghost Robotics.

The fabric-based system is easy to apply and remove and offers camouflage in the visual, NIR, SWIR, and LWIR ranges. BCB offers CAM-Shield in a variety of visual patterns for a number of ground-based systems.

Milipol 23 – B&T Heat Shield

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

The Swiss firm B&T is displaying quite a few new products including the Heat Shield which is a removable cover for suppressors.

It features a quick attach, compatible with Picatinny rails and is easily removed.

At the bottom are vents.

Additionally, it is compatible with their larger RBS cans with plenty of space left for venting.

2023 Milipol Paris

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

This morning marks my return to Milipol Paris after four years. With two regional conflicts currently afoot along with internal unrest scattered across the globe, I can’t wait to see what the international security industry has in store.

Elistair Unveils KHRONOS Push-Button, Tethered Drone for Tactical ISR missions

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Drone-in-a-box solution designed for operation from vehicles and fixed platforms

PARIS—November 14, 2023—Elistair, a leader in long-endurance, tethered unmanned aircraft systems, announced today the unveiling of KHRONOS, a fully automated tethered drone system designed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions in challenging, GPS/GNSS-denied and RF-denied environments.

Deployed from a transportable dronebox in under two minutes, KHRONOS can operate from both fixed and mobile platforms with minimal human input, enabling operators on the move their own “pocket watchtower” without a heavy investment in training.

“KHRONOS represents a significant milestone for Elistair,” said company CEO Guilhem de Marliave. “Public safety agencies, border patrol units, military forces and even vehicle integrators have all been looking for a simple, organic, long-endurance ISR asset that can be launched at the push of a button—and now they finally have it.”

Elistair has been developing and delivering tethered drones to customers in more than 70 countries for close to a decade. The 66-pound KHRONOS leverages that experience. It is easily deployed from a dronebox to deliver a continuous, day/night aerial view extending over a 10-kilometer radius for 24 hours a stretch.

In addition to being ruggedized for operation off-road and in poor weather, KHRONOS can operate in both GPS/GNSS-Denied and RF-denied environments, thanks to its advanced positioning system and secured tethered communications. And with its small logistical footprint, and its open API, it can be easily integrated with vehicles.

“The aim behind KHRONOS was clear: we wanted to a tethered drone that’s straightforward to use, adaptable to various scenarios, integrates seamlessly, and is robust in construction for demanding environments,” said Elistair CTO Timothée Penet.

Powered by T-Planner 2, the newest version of Elistair mission software, KHRONOS benefits from the latest intelligent functions, such as target tracking, automated object categorization, and cued camera slewing to points of interests.

Elistair plans to deliver its first KHRONOS systems to customers in January 2024.

Integris Composites Launches Customizable Ballistic Shields and Vests at Milipol Paris

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Breakthrough survivability technology puts military and police users first

PARIS — Integris Composites, the global leader in armor protection for the world’s elite military and law-enforcement units, will display its new “make your own shield” concept and soft body armor vests at Milipol Paris 2023 Stand 5 F009, taking place Nov. 14–17 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

“We are presenting two innovations,” said Jan Grimberg, the senior vice president of marketing and sales EMEA at Integris, “a new product line of body armor vests with our Rapid Don/Doff system that is an industry first and a new line of customizable ballistic shields.”

Integris, the new name for TenCate Advanced Armour, is continuing the company’s quarter-century emphasis on safety, reliability and survivability.

Make Your Own Shield Concept

The new shield line is designed to respond to law enforcement and military organizations, which frequently want designs tailored to their procedures.

Shields Up! Integris Composites – the new name for TenCate Advanced Armour — is introducing new police and military tactical shields at Milipol Paris 2023, Stand 5 F009, from Nov. 14-17 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre. Visitors can view a new line of customizable ballistic shields as well as a new version of the Integris Composites CXP Ergo Shield shown here.

“Bespoke solutions are nothing new for Integris Composites, but in the past, small-quantity, custom shield orders had to contend with the entire industry’s inherent need to tailor-make molds for every version—cost prohibitive for small orders,” said James Williamson, Integris Composite’s sales manager for France, Spain and Portugal.

The addition of new equipment in the past year enables Integris to make shields that are specific to a customer’s needs for shape, size and weight, but with a significantly shorter lead time and at a price like that of larger series. “Our new manufacturing capability reduces the nonrecurring costs (NRC) of molds. This makes one, two or a few handheld portable shields completely feasible,” explained Williamson.

Two operators standing before the autoclave at the Integris Composites facility in France inspecting a ballistic armor plate. Formerly TenCate Advanced Armour, the company is introducing new products at Stand 5 F009 Milipol Paris, Nov. 14-17 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

A Dream Capability

“This is a dream capability. Now, as a customer, you have a choice. You can buy something off the shelf from our catalog. Or you can buy a customized solution that’s a lot more affordable than it was in the past,” said Williamson.

Custom products are especially appealing to law enforcement and military since many units require specifications in size, weight and shape to allow active members to perform their duties with a focus on safety and durability. “They don’t have to buy a million euros worth of product to get exactly what they want. They do not have to buy thousands of units to get exactly what they want. They can get exactly what they want when ordering a few units,” added Williamson.

Integris Composites CXP Ergo Shield in action.

Testing New Rapid Don/Doff Vests

Throughout the show, Integris invites active members of law enforcement and the military to try on Rapid Don/Doff armor vests, which are making their public debut here.

These vests use a magnetic buckle system. “They can take it off, put it on in two seconds without losing their settings,” said Stephen Jackson, regional director of Turkey, the Middle East and Africa. “This enhances safety, comfort and predictability.”

Special Pride

“There is a special pride in participating in Milipol,” said Grimberg. “We are a truly international company. With 25 percent of our workforce in France, we are proud to have the opportunity to display these two innovations in Paris under the banner of a new name,” said Grimberg.

Integris Composites Facility in France.