TATA Motors to unveil WhAP 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Platform at Defexpo 2014 2501142

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6 - 9 February 2014
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Saturday, January 25, 2014 04:26 PM
 
TATA Motors to unveil WhAP 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Platform at Defexpo 2014.
Tata Motors will be unveiling a brand new specialty vehicle, the Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP) at Defexpo 2014 next month. The vehicle platform, developed jointly with the DRDO's Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) in Pune, is a mobility platform featuring a Norwegian-built Kongsberg MCT-30-R medium-calibre remote turret sporting a US-built ATK 30mm/40mm Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon as a primary weapon and a secondary FN Herstal M240 7.62mm general purpose machine gun.
     
Tata Motors will be unveiling a brand new specialty vehicle, the Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP) at Defexpo 2014 next month. The vehicle platform, developed jointly with the DRDO's Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) in Pune, is a mobility platform featuring a Norwegian-built Kongsberg MCT-30-R medium-calibre remote turret sporting a US-built ATK 30mm/40mm Mk44 Bushmaster automatic cannon as a primary weapon and a secondary FN Herstal M240 7.62mm general purpose machine gun.
TATA Motors WhAP Wheeled Armoured Platform will be unveiled at Defexpo 2014
     

The vehicle also comes integrated with the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin JAVELIN anti-tank guided missile system and a commander's independent weapon station fitted with a General Dynamics M2HB 12.7mm machine gun.

The Kongsberg turret has been integrated with the Tata vehicle and will be unveiled for the first time at the expo in Delhi. The 22.5-26 ton vehicle sports an 8x8 wheel configuration, a 600hp engine, a maximum forward speed of 100 km/h, minimum grade climbing ability of 30 degrees and a trench crossing ability of 2000 mm.

Both companies have investing in technical resources to ensure the smooth integration of the turret to the vehicle, with technical exchanges having taken place at each others factories.

 

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