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BEML unveils 4x4 MBPV

16 April 2018

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).

BEML Limited unveiled its new 4x4 Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle at Defexpo 2018 (IHS Markit/Akshara Parakala)BEML Limited unveiled its new 4x4 Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle at Defexpo 2018 (IHS Markit/Akshara Parakala)

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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