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DefExpo 2012
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March 29 - April 1, 2012
 
MBPV Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle at DefExpo 2012
 
 
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 11:41 AM
 
Tata Motors unveils new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle MBPV for indoor combat operations at DefExpo.
Tata Motors showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at DEFEXPO India 2012, a highly mobile combat vehicle for indoor combat inside airports, railway stations and other such infrastructure. The concept is the first of its kind design to assist the country’s elite forces in indoor combat.
     
Tata Motors showcased a new Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) at DEFEXPO India 2012, a highly mobile combat vehicle for indoor combat inside airports, railway stations and other such infrastructure. The concept is the first of its kind design to assist the country’s elite forces in indoor combat.
Tata Motors MBPV Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle on display at DefExpo 2012.
(Credit Photo: Binny Winson, Defense Update)

     

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. 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.”

Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV): The Tata Micro Bullet-Proof Vehicle (MBPV) is a project that is being jointly developed by VRDE-DRDO and Tata Motors, for providing the country’s elite commando forces (NSG, Marine Commandos, Para Battalions & Force One) with a protected mobility solution that assists them during indoor combat against insurgents. The need for this kind of a solution has been felt desperately by commando units, who face multiple hostage situations; wherein terrorists have been holed up inside confined premises, houses, hotels, malls and airports.

The MBPV has been designed keeping indoor combat in mind, with special features like bullet resistant panels for protection, compact dimensions, with 4-wheel assisted turning for easy movement within indoor confines and high power-to-weight ratio for fast & agile movement, during combat. Firing ports have also been incorporated for retaliatory action. Moreover, it has an added capability of climbing stairs as well.

 

 
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