• Mine Protected Vehicle

    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.

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