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Old 10th April 2012, 21:25   #16
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Surprise to See the 4x4 LCV in water without any Snorkel!
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Old 2nd November 2012, 15:07   #17
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I was part of testing team for all of the above vehicles except Water Purification system.

It was a proud moment for all of us to see such quality products we are delivering to Indian Army Needs.

One thing I would like to add that 12x12 Prahaar Missile carrier was at par with Tatra Vectra vehicle from same class, excpet some minor quality issues. Torque & handling of the 12x12 is superb..


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Tata Motors showcased a new concept, the Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at DEFEXPO India 2012. It is a highly mobile combat vehicle for indoor combat inside airports, railway stations and other such infrastructure.

Besides, Tata Motors launched four other defence vehicles – the Tata 12x12 Prahaar Missile Carrier, the Tata Light Armoured Vehicle, the Tata Mobile Bunker and the Tata 6x6 7kl Refueler and displayed a range of other concept vehicles.


Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV):

The Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) is a project that is being jointly developed by VRDE-DRDO and Tata Motors, for providing the country’s elite commando forces (NSG, Marine Commandos, Para Battalions & Force One) with a protected mobility solution that assists them during indoor combat against insurgents. The need for this kind of a solution has been felt desperately by commando units, who face multiple hostage situations; wherein terrorists have been holed up inside confined premises, houses, hotels, malls and airports.

The MBPV has been designed keeping indoor combat in mind, with special features like bullet resistant panels for protection, compact dimensions, with 4-wheel assisted turning for easy movement within indoor confines and high power-to-weight ratio for fast & agile movement, during combat. Firing ports have also been incorporated for retaliatory action. Moreover, it has an added capability of climbing stairs as well.
More details and some pictures of the MBPV are now available.

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The MBPV doesn’t get an internal combustion engine running on petrol or diesel. Instead, the vehicle features an electric motor that is juiced by lithium ion batteries. The batteries are capable of giving this vehicle about 6 hours of run time during intermittent use. Top speed is rated at 20 Kph, and the vehicle weighs 1,100 kilograms.
Combat readiness of the MBPV comes in the form of bullet proofed panels that can also withstand grenades. These panels are also angled to deflect bullets. The vehicle also features firing ports all around to help our armed forces to fight back with firepower. All in all, this urban combat machine will allow the Indian armed forces to operate in hostile territory by giving military personnel a movable shield of sorts.
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Unique thinking, but am in doubt on the exposure of the wheels and suspension. Looks vulnerable. Agreed that most mineproof vehicles have this design with the V designed hull to dissipate the blast.

Still, the wheels look a bit tooo vulnerable, still the engineers would know better than me.
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Apart from the vulnerablity its the lack of adequate peripheral vision that might restrict its use. In an indoor environment there are as it is numerous blindspots and the design of this contraption will add to the shadows. Nevertheless it can be used effectively to mount a charge against someone holed up and barricaded.
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Are the tyres of this MBPV bullet proof?
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Still, the wheels look a bit tooo vulnerable, still the engineers would know better than me.
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Are the tyres of this MBPV bullet proof?
Some sources on the internet states that the body elements are made of bullet proof material. They may not roll out a defense vehicle with an obvious vulnerability and I strongly believe the tyres are bulletproof as well. There are not much details available at this point to confirm if the tyres are bulletproof, though.
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TATA motors is hoping to bag orders for the supply of their vehicles to Thailands Army. Wishing all the best to TATA for bagging the order. A dream come true for the Make in India initiative.

Link: https://in.finance.yahoo.com/news/ta...132607094.html

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Tata Motors hopes to get orders for the supply of its vehicles to Thailand's army soon, a senior company official said on Wednesday.
India's leading heavy vehicle manufacturer was also looking to sell its vehicles in the commercial markets in Thailand and Myanmar, said Vernon Noronha, vice-president, defence and government business, Tata Motors.
"We have traditional markets in Africa. We are now trying to enter Myanmar. As many as 715 of our vehicles have passed the test for Royal Thai Army. We hope to get some commercial orders in the coming months," he told reporters on the sidelines of the DefExpo 2016 in south Goa's Betul village.
Noronha said that said Tata Motors had finalised a deal with the Centre to supply over 1,400 high-mobility multi-axle vehicles for the Indian army and their manufacture had begun.
He said that Tata Motors was contemplating manufacture of combat vehicles and even tanks in future, if and when the central government allowed private companies to do so
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