Mine Protected Vehicle
The Mine Protected Vehicle India (MPVI) is the first product designed and manufactured by Defence Land Systems India, the then joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and BAE Systems. Designed specifically to meet Indian security challenges and terrain, the MPVI supports the Indian armed and paramilitary forces in their remote security procedures. With a rugged 230 HP engine and a 6x6 transmission system, the MPVI is ready for offroading.
The MPVI combines excellent ballistic and mine protection. Its armor blocks a range of bullets (.62 mm x 51 NATO ball, 7.62 mm x 39 AK-47 ball, and 5.56 mm INSAS lead core MV 925m/sec) from up to 45 degrees from the top and up to 90 degrees from the sides at a distance of 10m. It can withstand 21kg of TNT under the center of any wheel and 14kg under the crew compartment, and its V-shaped, steel monocoque hull directs the force of the blast away from the occupants.
The MPVI is built for anti-terrorist and anti-Naxal operations. Its high torque and power to weight ratio can handle the mountainous topography of insurgency-affected regions. With a seating capacity of 18 people, it can safely transport a complete operational team of Army or police personnel with the most advanced crew protection available in India.