Tata displays its Anti-Terrorist Indoor Combat Vehicle concept and launches Prahar missile launcher and armoured vehicles

March 31, 2012, 12:37 IST by CarTrade Editorial Team

India's largest automobile company, Tata Motors unveiled its new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) on the first day of the 7th International Land and Naval Defence Systems Exhibition, also called the DEFEXPO India 2012. The expo is commenced on 29th March at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi and will end on 1st April 2012. The concept launched by Tata is first of its kind and has been designed to help the elite forces in indoor combat. This highly mobile combat vehicle will prove beneficial during indoor combat inside airports, railway stations and various other crucial infrastructure.


Along with the concept vehicle, Tata also showcased four other defence vehicles, namely the Tata 12x12 Prahaar Missile Carrier, Tata Light Armoured Vehicle, Tata Mobile Bunker and Tata 6x6 7kl Refueler. Additionally, concept vehicles like the Tata Quick Deployment Mobile Communication Terminal (QDMCT) were also on display.
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Present at the event, P. M. Telang, Managing Director - India Operations, Tata Motors, said “The launch of our new combat & tactical vehicles and equipment, leveraged from our strength in design and development of a wide range of commercial vehicles, now enables us to cover the entire defence mobility spectrum. Tata Motors defence solutions already covers the complete range of logistics and armoured vehicles that have also been popular in supporting the police and paramilitary forces in counter insurgency operations.”

The company also showcased the scaled models of its Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) (Tracked & Wheeled) concept, which included the turret. The proposed layout of the manufacturing unit of the company was also showcased at the expo. The Indian Army has issued Expression of Interest (EoI) for the FICV-a ‘Make Indian’ project to four Indian companies and Tata Motors is one of them. Depending upon the indigenous design and development in collaboration with key technology partners, the company responded to the EoI in October 2010.

Tata displays its Anti-Terrorist Indoor Combat Vehicle concept and launches Prah


Striving to augment the scope of its defence business right up to the frontline combat, the company is offering an extensive product portfolio. Tata’s portfolio includes combat, tactical and logistics vehicles along with troop carriers and advanced equipment. With the showcase of its diverse portfolio, the company aims to strengthen the defence mobility spectrum. Moreover, it is designing and customising its product portfolio to meet the changing needs of the modern defence forces.

Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) is being developed by Tata in collaboration with VRDE-DRDO. It has been designed to offer a protected mobility solution for indoor combat against insurgents to the elite commando forces of India, namely NSG, Marine Commandos, Para Battalions and Force One. The commando forces have felt shortage of this kind of solution for a long time to overcome multiple hostage situations, wherein insurgents forcefully occupy confined premises, houses, hotels, malls and airports.

Developed for indoor combat, the MBPV has been incorporated with several advanced features, such as:

• Bullet resistant panels for protection
• Compact dimensions
• 4-wheel assisted turning for easy movement within indoor confines
• High power-to-weight ratio for fast and agile movement during combat
• Firing ports for retaliatory action
• Added capability of climbing stairs

Tata 12x12 Prahaar Missile Carrier is an indigenously developed high mobility, all-terrain and all-wheel drive vehicle. The Tata LPTA 5252-12 X12 vehicle has been jointly designed with R&DE–DRDO, particularly for missile launcher-cum-carrier applications, including integration of Prahar, BrahMos and Nirbhay missiles.

It has state-of-the-art electronic controlled heavy duty engine and automatic transmission along with high mobility features. Although it is normally operable in 12x8 mode, the vehicle can operate in 12x10 and 12x12 modes too, depending upon the requirements of the terrain. Some of the highlights of the vehicle are:

• Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS)
• Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS)
• Auxiliary Gear box with high and low speed mode
• Differential locks system

Vehicle Specification of the Tata 12x12 Prahaar Missile Carrier:

Application:
• Prahaar Missile System Carrier and Launcher Platform
• Brahmos Missile carrier

Mobility:
• Power to weight ratio of 7.53 KW/Ton
• 525 hp @ 1800 rpm BSIII
• 2000 Nm @ 1200 rpm
• Automatic Transmission system with 7 forward and one reverse gear
• Gradeability of 30 deg under full payload
• Max Speed of 80 kmph in top gear
• Ditch crossing ability of 2000 mm
• Vertical Step climbing ability of 600 mm
• Fordability of 1200 mm with stop and 1400 mm with pass
• Ground clearance of 400 mm
• Payload of 33 Tons

Utility:
• One Platform, Many variants: Prahaar Missile system Carrier
• Launcher vehicle and command and control unit for various missile systems

Crew Capacity and comfort level:
• Driver and co driver plus 3 person in drivers Cabin
• HVAC Climate controlled tiltable cabin

Maintainability:
• Proven, Reliable and Easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata Light Armoured Vehicle has been designed for the internal homeland security and state police forces. Both these elite groups have the responsibility of keeping the state secure, which demands them to constantly move around areas that are extremist hotbeds. Thus, they need vehicle that can not only help them defend themselves in case guerrilla attacks but also help them counter ferociously.



Tata has designed Tata Light Armoured Vehicle keeping in mind all these requirements of the forces. Not only is the vehicle suitable for counter insurgency operations, but also for patrolling. The vehicle has been incorporated with features that are superior to its competitors. The light armoured vehicle excels due to its optimum performance, convenience and safety features. Furthermore, it will be by CMVR regulations post armouring, which is obligatory for operating the armour vehicle on roads in the country.

The Tata Light Armoured Vehicle possesses several special features in terms of protection that makes it superior to its competitors. The vehicle is protected against:

• All Sides: Direct hit at 90° from 10m for 7.62x51mm FMJ, 7.62x39mm Steel Core and 5.56x45mm SS109
• Roof: Direct hit at 45° from 10m for 7.62x51mm FMJ, 7.62x39mm Steel Core and 5.56x45mm SS109
• Floor Blast: Blast of 02 Hand Grenades HE36 / DM51 or equivalent
• Side Blast: 15 kg TNT @ 3M from vehicle side
• Run flat tyres


Vehicle Specification of the Tata Light Armoured Vehicle:

Application:
• Troop Carrier / Escort vehicle
• Mobile Communication system
• Patrolling Vehicle

Mobility
• Tata 3 L Direct injection common rail Turbocharged Intercooled Diesel Engine
• Max Engine output: 85 kW (115 bhp) at 3050 rpm
• Max Torque: 300 Nm at 1600-2200 rpm
• Power to weight Ratio: 23.5 kW/ton
• Max Speed: 85 kmph
• Fording Depth: 300 mm
• Max Gradeability: 32 deg
• Min. turning circle diameter: 12.5 m
• Payload: 500 kg
• Gross Vehicle Weight: 3600 kg
• Power Steering

Crew Capacity
• Driver + 5 Configuration
• Front & middle seats – Sliding type with adjustable back and head rest
• Middle seat for 02 persons
• Rear Bench seats - Side facing 02 persons

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata Mobile Bunker has been developed on the LPA 713 4-wheel drive platform to enable swift and secure movement of troops in naxal affected states. A useful platform for retaliatory action, it is not affected by gunfire, matching ballistic protection of NIJ Level III. The highly mobile platform is suitable for various applications, such as troop carriers, ambulances and buses.

The mobile bunker is CMVR certified and has been incorporated with various features, such as:

• Powerful engine
• High power-to-weight ratio for faster and agile movement
• Firing ports and roof hatch for retaliatory action
• Excellent gradeability and high ground clearance for all terrain usage
• AC unit provided for better ventilation inside the vehicle
• NIJ Level III ballistic protection on all sides and for the roof
• NIJ Level III ballistic protection against 7.62 SLR, ball ammunition and AK-47 fired from 10 m distance at 90 degree angle of attack
• Underbelly Protection against 2 HE Hand Grenades
• Glass Protection corresponding to NIJ Level III

Vehicle Specification of the Tata Mobile Bunker:

Application
• Protected Troop Carrier
• Command Post Vehicle
• Protected Ambulance

Mobility
• B5.9 155 30 Turbocharged, air to air after cooled Diesel Engine
• Max Engine output: 155 hp at 2500 rpm
• Max Torque: 590 Nm at 1500 rpm
• Max Speed: 80 kmph
• Max Gradeability: 31 Degrees
• Min Turning Circle Diameter: 14.3 m
• Payload: 1 T
• Hydraulic assisted power steering

Crew Capacity
• Driver + 9 Configuration
• Driver and Co Driver seats front facing

Tata 6x6 7kl Refueler is an indigenously developed high mobility, all-terrain and all-wheel drive refueler vehicle. LPTA 2038 6x6 Refueler vehicle has been specially designed for the Indian Armed forces, Paramilitary, State police, DPSUs, State Government & Municipal agencies and Aviation industry.

The Indian Armed forces has already trial evaluated the base vehicle for varied applications, including Common Gun Tower, HMV with material handling crane and Multi-Barrel Rocket launcher GRAD BM 21. For all terrain applications, Tata jointly with M/s WEW (Germany) developed the demountable fuel bowser on LPTA 2038 6x6 HMV for fuel storage and dispensing.

The refueler vehicle has been incorporated with several advanced features, such as:

• State-of-the-art Electronic Controlled heavy-duty engine, in both manual and automatic transmission
• Anti-locking Braking System (ABS)
• Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS)
• Auxiliary gear box with high and low speed mode
• Differential locks system

Vehicle Specification of the Tata 6x6 7kl Refueler:

Application
• 7 KL Refueler System
• CGT 6x6
• HMV with MHC 6x6
• GRAD BM 21 rocket launcher
• Tactical communication system

Mobility
• Power to weight ratio of 13 KW/Ton
• 375 hp @ 2100 rpm
• Automatic Transmission system with 7 forward and 01 reverse gears
• Manual Transmission system with 9 forward and 1 Reverse gear (Automatic transmission system optional)
• Gradeability of 25 Deg under full load
• Max Speed of 80 kmph in top gear
• Trench crossing ability of 900 mm
• Vertical step climbing ability of 500 mm
• Fordability of 500 mm
• Ground clearance of 360 mm
• Payload of 10.5 Tons
• Range of 500 km at GVW

Utility
• One platform, Many Variants: 7 KL Refueler System
• CGT 6x6
• HMV with MHC 6x6
• GRAD BM 21 rocket launcher
• Tactical communication system

Crew Capacity and comfort level
• Driver and co Driver plus 3 Person on Drivers Cabin
• HVAC Climate controlled tiltable cabin

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and logistics management

Tata LSV – QDMCT (Quick Deployment Mobile Communication Terminal) is a shelter based, self-contained vehicle mounted communication system. This system has been designed to provide wide area IP network. Furthermore, it offers consistent and safe IP connectivity for data, voice and video communication, between varied nodes. Moreover, for data and voice connectivity, the system boasts of multiple communication media.

The state-of-the-art communication system has been jointly developed by Tata and RCI–DRDO. It has found a perfect platform in the high payload, high mobility, low silhouette military platform, Tata LSV. This platform has been designed to work is rough terrain and extreme weather conditions.

Vehicle Specification of the Tata LSV – QDMCT (Quick Deployment Mobile Communication Terminal)

Application
• Mobile Communication Terminal
• Mobile Radar
• Mobile ATC

Mobility
• Tata 3.0 L Direct injection common rail Turbocharged Intercooled Diesel Engine
• Max Engine output: 115 hp at 2500 rpm
• Max Torque: 320 Nm @ 1400-2200 rpm
• Power to wt ratio: 23 hp/ton
• Max Speed: 70 kmph
• Max Gradeability: 20 Degrees
• Min Turning Circle Diameter: 14.9m
• Payload: 1.2 T
• GVW: 4.8 T
• Power Steering

Utility
• HVAC for driver cabin
• Provision for mounting an in-service Machine gun on bonnet.
• Firefighting equipment
• Brackets/arrangements for fitting & charging the approved GPS
• Demisting & defrosting device
• Provision for personal weapons and on weapons scales of ammunition for driver & co-driver in the drivers cabin and other persons in the body of the vehicle

Crew Capacity
• Driver+1 Configuration in the Cabin
• Driver & Co Driver seats front facing

Tata 8x8 Water Purification System has been developed in collaboration with M/S. WEW (Germany) on the LPTA 3138 8x8. This mobile water decontamination system is suitable for all terrain and weather conditions. It has been specially designed for the Armed Forces and Paramilitary Force to ensure availability of safe drinking water in disaster struck areas. It is also beneficial for state governments and municipal agencies for supplying uncontaminated drinking water to remotely situated villages. The purification system makes use of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) process to purify the most impure form of water and make it suitable for drinking.

The mobile water purification system is equipped with various advanced features, such as:

• State-of-the-art electronic controlled heavy-duty engine
• Anti-locking Braking System (ABS)
• Central Tyre Inflation System (CTIS)
• Auxiliary Gear box, with high and low speed mode
• Differential locks system

Vehicle Specification of the Tata 8x8 Water Purification System:

Application
• 7 KL Water Decontamination System
• Reverse Osmosis Purification Technology
• Capable of Purifying any form of impure water including one with Arsenic poisoning

Mobility
• Power to weight ratio of 10KW/Ton
• 375 hp @ 2100 rpm
• 1548 Nm @ 1200 to 1400 rpm
• Manual Transmission system with 10 Forward and 2 reverse gears
• Gradeability of 25 Deg under full load
• Max Speed of 80 kmph in top gear
• trench crossing ability of 2000 mm
• Vertical Step climbing ability of 600 mm
• Fordability of 1200 mm with stop and 1400 mm with pass
• Ground clearance of 350 mm
• Payload of 17 Ton
• Range of 600 km at GVW

Utility
• One Platform Many Variants: 7 KL WEW Water decontamination system
• HMV 8x8 with MHC
• Command and control Unit and Launcher vehicle for Rockets

Crew Capacity and comfort level
• Driver and co Driver plus 3 persons on Drivers Cabin
• World Class HVAC Climate controlled tiltable cabin

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata 8x8 Missile Carrier is an indigenously developed high mobility, all-terrain and all-wheel drive vehicle. It is suitable for several all terrain applications, such as the Command and Control Unit, Missile Carrier, MHC Radar Station and Missile Firing Platform. Tata Motors, jointly with its group company Tata Power – SED, has developed the EW Command post on LPTA 3138 8x8, which is an EMP Hardened MIL Grade shelter for mobile application. It has been designed in accordance with the MIL-STD-907, MIL-STD-285 for electronic warfare application.

Vehicle Specification of the Tata 8x8 Pinaka Container:

Application
• Pinaka missile system Carrier

Mobility
• Power to weight Ratio of 10KW/Ton
• 375 hp @ 2100 rpm
• 1550 Nm @ 1300 to 1400 rpm
• Manual transmission system with 10 forward and 3 reverse gears
• Gradeability of 30 Deg under full load
• Max Speed of 80 kmph in top gear
• trench crossing ability of 2000 mm
• Vertical Step climbing ability of 500 mm
• Fordability of 1200 mm with stop and 1400 mm with pass
• Ground clearance of 400 mm
• Payload of 18 Tons

Utility
• One Platform Many Variants: Pinaka Missile Carrier container
• HMV 8x8 with MHC
• Command and control Unit and Launcher vehicle for Rockets

Crew Capacity and comfort level
• Driver and co Driver plus 3 Person on Drivers Cabin
• HVAC Climate controlled tiltable cabin.

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata Safari Storme GS 800 4x4 is a 4-wheel drive developed in-house to meet the requirements of the defence forces. The Armed Forces of India is currently looking for a 4-wheel drive, high mobility platform, to be introduced in the Defence Services as a General Service vehicle. It will be used as a mode of transportation for officers during peacetime and conflicts, across destinations in the country.

The Safari Storme GS 800 is equipped with various special features, such as:

• Powerful engine and high power-to-weight ratio for faster and agile movement
• High ground clearance for all terrain usage
• Factory fitted HVAC for troop comfort
• Anti-locking braking system for smooth and safe braking, even at high speeds
• Airbags for driver and passenger
• AC with 4 speed blower & multidirectional nozzles with provision for adjustable air supply to passengers. Concealed roof A/C for rear passengers.
• Hot air type defrosting & demisting for front windshield glass
• Remote controlled central door locking with Engine Immobilizer
• Separate map reading light for front and rear passengers
• Delayed interior lightening unit (Theatre Dimming)
• Approach light
• Outside rear view mirrors with LH/RH blinkers & defroster, electrically adjustable from inside
• Door safety lamps cum puddle lamps on doors
• Power windows on 4 side doors

Vehicle Specification of the Tata Safari Storme GS 800 4x4:

Application
• General Service vehicle for the Armed forces
• Escort Vehicle
• Staff Car
• Patrolling Vehicle

Mobility
• Tata 2.2 L Direct injection common rail Turbocharged Intercooled Diesel Engine
• Max Engine output: 140 hp at 4000 rpm
• Max Torque: 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm
• Power to weight Ratio: 33 kW/ton
• Max Speed: 160 kmph
• Fording Depth: 300 mm
• Max Gradeability: 26 deg
• Min. turning circle Dia: 10.8 m
• Payload: 825 kg
• Gross Vehicle Weight: 3000 kg
• Power Steering

Crew Capacity
• Driver + 6 Configuration
• Reclining front bucket seats with fore/aft adjustment, adjustable head rests & lumbar support
• Middle seat for 3 persons
• Jump seats at the rear

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata Safari Storme Armoured has been designed to offer a safe yet comfortable and stylish mode of transportation to high profile dignitaries, trade delegates and others. Given the strong resurgence of threat to these high profile people, Tata Motors has come up with this vehicle with plush interiors. Equipped with latest state-of-art technology, the Tata Armoured Safari Storme carries CMVR certificate and can be used on Indian roads as per CMRV regulations. The vehicle with internal Up-Armouring appears like any other vehicle to passersby.

The Tata Armoured Safari Storme, available in 4x2 as well as 4x4 variants, has several special features, such as:

• Strengthened chassis & suspension system
• Enhanced braking efficiency to take care of the additional armouring weight, so that its performance remains similar to that of the un-armoured Safari
• powerful engine
• high power-to-weight ratio for faster and agile movement
• NIJ Level III ballistic protection on all sides and for the roof
• underbelly protection against 2 HE -36 Hand Grenades
• excellent gradeability
• high ground clearance for all terrain usage
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for smooth and safe braking, even at high speeds

Vehicle Specification of the Tata Safari Storme Armoured:

Application
• VVIP Protection

Mobility
• Tata 2.2 L Direct injection common rail Turbocharged Intercooled Diesel

Engine
• Max Engine output: 140 hp at 4000 rpm
• Max Torque: 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm
• Power to weight Ratio: 31 kW/ton
• Max Speed: 150 kmph
• Max Gradeability: 26 Degrees
• Min Turning Circle Diameter: 12 m
• Payload: 375 kg
• GVW: 3305 kg
• Power Steering

Protection
• Ballistic Protection: NIJ level III protection against 7.62 SLR, ball ammunition and AK-47 fired from 10 m distance at 90 degree angle of attack
• Underbelly Protection against 2 HE Hand Grenades
• Glass Protection corresponding to NIJ Level III

Crew Capacity
• Driver + 4 Configuration
• Driver & Co Driver seats front facing
• 3 Seats in the rear

Tata Xenon Recce 4x4 has been developed by the company to offer an advance off-road patrolling vehicle with state-of-the-art high mobility features to the Armed Forces. Tata has developed separate engines that comply with both BS III and Euro norms so that it can be used by Armed Forces in India as well as abroad. This lethal platform is perfect for the Central Paramilitary and State Police forces to perform combing operations and jungle warfare without hassle.

Tata Recce has been equipped with a number of special features, such as:

• Powerful engine
• High power-to-weight ratio for faster and agile movement
• Excellent gradeability
• High ground clearance for all terrain usage
• Revolving LMG Turret, for quick attack-on-the- move operations
• Self recovery winch for use in case of contingency
• Provision for fitment of Recce fitments like pick- axe, spades and Jerry cans, among others

Vehicle Specification of the Tata Xenon Recce 4x4:

Application
• General Service vehicle for the Armed forces
• Troop Carrier
• Escort Vehicle
• Recce vehicle

Mobility
• Engine: TATA 2.2L DICOR BS III, Direct Injection Common Rail Turbo Charged Intercooled Diesel Engine.
• Max Engine output: 140 hp at 4000 rpm.
• Power to weight Ratio: 30 kW/ton
• Steering: Right hand drive with power steering
• Max speed: 120 kmph
• Fording Depth: 200 mm
• Max gradeability: 32 deg
• Min Turning Radius: 13.5 m
• Operating Temp Range: -25 to + 50 deg Centigrade ambient
• Gross Vehicle weight: 2950 kg

Fitments
• 360 deg revolving LMG turret with +60 deg/-20 deg elevation /depression,
• 20 liter four jerry cans, mounting outside roll cage structure, ,
• Self recovery winch at front,
• Pick axe and spade
• Tow hook at rear
• 2 kg hand held type fire extinguisher,
• Four ammunition boxes,
• Black out lamps,
• Convoy lamps,
• Map reading lamp

Crew Capacity
• Front seat – Bucket type with Seat Belts, having Front to Rear Adjustment & with Head Rests.
• Rear Bench seats - Two double seats in load body facing inwards with lap belts, foldable bottoms

Maintainability
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Tata Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) has been designed to safeguard its passengers against powerful explosive mines, during ambush and sudden violent attacks. With ballistic protection of NIJ Level III, it safeguards the occupants against gunfire as well. Useful for the military and paramilitary forces, the well-protected vehicle has better mobility and takes troop protection to next level.

The vehicle has various advanced specifications, including protection features like:

• Ballistic Protection: NIJ level III protection against 7.62 SLR, ball ammunition and AK-47 fired from 10 m distance at 90 degree angle of attack
• Glass :NIJ level III
• Firing Ports: 10 firing ports, including one port at rear
• Blast Protection: Under Hull 14kg TNT, Under Wheel 21kg TNT

Vehicle Specification of the Tata Mine Protected Vehicle:

Application
• Escort and patrolling operations in mine prone naxal-infested areas

Mobility
• Cummins ISBe 245hp EURO III Water cooled Compression Ignition, Turbocharged, After-cooled Diesel engine
• Max Engine output: 242 hp @ 2500rpm
• Max Torque: 925 Nm @ 1200-1700 rpm
• Power to weight Ratio: 16 hp/ton
• Max Speed: 80 kmph
• Max Gradeability : 30 deg
• Min. turning circle diameter: 16 m
• Payload: 1400 kg
• Gross Vehicle Weight: 14300 kg
• Power Steering

Crew Capacity
• Driver + 13 Configuration
• Driver & Co Driver seats front facing
• Rest all inwards facing side suspended seats

Maintainability:
• Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
• Traditional Chassis Frame concept
• Lowest Life cycle cost
• Serviced at any of the TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service stations (TASS) across India
• Easy availability of Spare parts
• Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and Logistic Management

Since 1958, Tata Motors has been engaged in offering vehicles to the off-road defence and security forces. It has offered more than one lac vehicles to the military and paramilitary forces in India till now. Not only do these vehicles comply with the norms of the domestic market, but also of the international market. The specialised defence vehicles developed by Tata have been exported to the SAARC, ASEAN and African regions. The company’s portfolio boasts of a range of multi-axle vehicles, such as 12x12, 8x8 & 6x6. Not only does Tata cater to the needs of renowned Missile OEMs worldwide, but also supply specialist vehicles for UN peacekeeping missions. Its off-road vehicles are in huge demand by groups engaged in AID & Development across the globe, such as GSA, KBR, Oxfam, RONCO, RA International & Riders. Moreover, the range of vehicles displayed at the DEFEXPO India 2012 only showcase Tata Motors’ strong foothold in the market and its commitment to offer best to the defence forces.

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