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Indian Army looks for numerous ATVs, RWS and light bullet-proof vehicles

17th November 2022 - 03:12 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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This is the 5.5t Light Bullet-Proof Vehicle offered by Mahindra, although the Indian Army is looking for a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 4.5t. (Photo: Gordon Arthur)

India's need for military equipment continues to mount, and it is increasingly looking for indigenous solutions.

The Indian Army's acceptance of necessity for 375 light bullet-proof vehicles (LBPV) has been approved, the service announced on 4 November.

The LBPVs will be procured from India’s defence industry under a fast-track procurement route.

The army wants a protected 4x4 vehicle that can carry four soldiers in addition to a crew of the driver and co-driver. Ballistic protection should prevent penetration of 7.62mm rounds. There should be six firing ports for vehicle occupants, plus a roof hatch.

It also must have a manual transmission and a top speed of at least 60km/h on roads or 40km/h cross-country. A minimum payload

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

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