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Indian Army seeks hundreds of protected mobility vehicles

17th May 2022 - 06:36 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army adopted its first Tata 4x4 Mine Protected Vehicles last month. Now the army is seeking some 1,200 new protected mobility vehicles. (Gordon Arthur)

The Indian Army is on the hunt for 1,200 new protected mobility vehicles, with two different specifications being sought.

The Indian Army issued two separate RfIs on 12 May for two types of protected mobility vehicle, one for use in standard terrain, and one suitable for high-altitude operations.

In common for the standard PMV (S) and high-altitude PMV (HA) protected mobility vehicles is the desire for 4x4s with automatic transmissions. They must carry no fewer than ten soldiers, as well as a driver and co-driver.

The Indian Army needs approximately 700 PMV (S) and 500 PMV (HA) vehicles. The former will operate below altitudes of 4,000m, and the latter above that level.

The kerb weight of the PMV (HA) must

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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