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Indian Army buys more MPVs

17th October 2016 - 07:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


An order for 250 additional Mine-Protected Vehicles (MPV) for the Indian Army was lodged with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in late September. 

With first deliveries slated for 2018, the 4x4 MPVs will be manufactured by the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) in central India. They will feature a rotating, roof-mounted remote-controlled weapon station in which a 7.62mm machine gun is mounted.

An official from VFJ spoke to Shephard at DefExpo earlier this year, and he said more than 900 MPVs had been manufactured to date since 2007. He noted that it is the only mine-protected vehicle currently in production and

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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