India’s state-linked BEML Limited has taken the opportunity at Defexpo 2018 in Chennai to showcase its indigenously developed 4x4 Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV).
Designed for counterinsurgency operations, the all-wheel drive vehicle features a baseline armour protection of STANAG 456 Level 1 against small-arms fire, while its underbelly is stated to be capable of withstanding blasts from fragmentation grenades.
The MBPV is powered by a water-cooled, four-stroke in-line turbocharged engine with automatic transmission, which enables it to attain a maximum road speed of 80 km/h
It accommodates a crew of two, with space for up to eight fully equipped dismounts in the protected rear compartment.
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