- Mahindra Mine Protected Vehicle
MPV-I Type Armored Personnel Carrier Place of origin India Service history Used by Jharkhand Police Specifications Passengers 18 Armor Monocoque steel V-hull Main
None Engine Diesel
The MPV debuted in 2010, with the design aimed at protection of Indian security forces conducting anti-terrorism and anti-Naxalite operations in India's rugged forested and hilly terrains. It is powered by a ruggedized 230 HP diesel engine, paired with a 6x6 transmission.
The MPV offers armored protection to its crew and passengers against ballistic and land mine threats. It uses a V-shaped hull of steel and monocoque construction to direct the force of the blast away from the occupants. It has been tested to protect against 7.62x51mm NATO, 7.62x39mm Soviet and 5.56x45mm NATO rounds from a 10m distance. It can withstand 21 kg of TNT equivalent explosions directly under any wheel, and 14 kg of TNT equivalent explosions directly under the crew compartment.
It can carry up to 18 security and paramilitary personnel with full equipment including the crew.
- ^ "Mine Protected Vehicle". Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. http://www.mahindra.com/mahindra/industry.page?cname=what-we-do&dname=Defense&scat=Products&indid=Mine-Protected-Vehicle. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
- ^ "Mahindra anti-mine vehicles for Naxal ops". Business Standard. 2011-08-26. http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/mahindra-anti-mine-vehicles-for-naxal-ops/447091/. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
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