Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

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Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Postby jaysimha » 17 Aug 2020 13:16

Raksha Mantri launches BEML’s Indigenous Products**
https://www.bemlindia.in/Writereaddata/ ... 082020.pdf

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Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) – MK II ‘GAUR’
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Postby Manish_P » 28 Aug 2020 20:32

^ One of the products was the BEML GAUR

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Postby Kakarat » 30 Aug 2020 15:54

https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/sta ... 2497688576
Kalyani M4 spotted in Ladakh Smiling face with sunglasses


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Kalyani M4 is from its JV with Paramount Group of South Africa
M4 stands for Mbombe 4x4
All the armored vehicles of kalyani are from Paramount Group

https://www.paramountgroup.com/capabili ... /mbombe-4/

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Postby vivek_ahuja » 04 Sep 2020 01:31

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/status/1299953272497688576
Kalyani M4 spotted in Ladakh Smiling face with sunglasses

That is a nice looking vehicle.

So how does it work with these Joint Ventures? Is the cost per-vehicle then cheaper than if they purchased it directly from the OEM? What is Kalyani offering to reduce the costs below what it would cost to just acquire OEM vehicles?

Local manufacture, presumably, to lower labor costs?

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Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Postby k prasad » 04 Sep 2020 04:01

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/Maverick_bharat/status/1299953272497688576
Kalyani M4 spotted in Ladakh Smiling face with sunglasses

That doesn't really look like an on-site photograph from Ladakh. If you look at the transition from the foreground to background, it looks either like a screen background taken off google maps, or recreated, or a very good Photoshop job. These are publicity photos after all.
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Postby Rakesh » 04 Sep 2020 05:45

k prasad wrote:That doesn't really look like an on-site photograph from Ladakh. If you look at the transition from the foreground to background, it looks either like a screen background taken off google maps, or recreated, or a very good Photoshop job. These are publicity photos after all.

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Postby k prasad » 04 Sep 2020 09:01

Apologies, Rakesh-saar, and thanks for editing.

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Postby Kakarat » 23 Feb 2021 12:34

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1364098905038753797
BREAKING: Bharat Forge Limited awarded ₹177.95 crore contract from Indian Ministry of Defence for supply of Kalyani M4 vehicles

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Postby Kakarat » 23 Feb 2021 13:37

https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1364110123648512003
The Indian Army contract is believed to be for 200 Kalyani M4 vehicles under emergency procurement protocols

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Postby rajkumar » 23 Feb 2021 14:57

Kakarat wrote:https://twitter.com/livefist/status/1364110123648512003
The Indian Army contract is believed to be for 200 Kalyani M4 vehicles under emergency procurement protocols


Is the Kalyani M4 indigenously developed by Kalyani or is it more screwdriver giri?

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Postby Prem Kumar » 23 Feb 2021 15:18

Screwdrivergiri, unfortunately. Am a little disappointed that the order went to Kalyani, when domestic designed & developed platforms were available

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/bharat-forge-gains-on-collaboration-with-paramount-group-for-armoured-vehicles-121022300244_1.html

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Postby jamwal » 23 Feb 2021 19:19

Isn't it this one?

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Mahindra's newest armoured military vehicle undergoing testing somewhere in north. Can carry 4 policemen or 7 armymen in same space. Armament includes 31mm canon & coaxial 6.8mm gun. Can be fitted with tracks for offroad & wheels in urban areas.

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Postby jamwal » 24 Feb 2021 17:53

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Notice the size of this vehicle!

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Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Postby ramana » 25 Feb 2021 04:10

Prem Kumar wrote:Screwdrivergiri, unfortunately. Am a little disappointed that the order went to Kalyani, when domestic designed & developed platforms were available

https://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/bharat-forge-gains-on-collaboration-with-paramount-group-for-armoured-vehicles-121022300244_1.html


Lets stop criticizing after decision is made.
Mine proof vehicles are South African speciality since Angola War..

Paramount tied up with Kalyani group.
Orders are from the Emergency funds.
Future orders will depend on how these perform.

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Postby Thakur_B » 25 Feb 2021 07:00

^^ All MPV by Indian manufacturers are based on South African design. No need to single out Kalyani.

But then again, Army has hundreds of MPV already in service. Why the emergency procurement? Or is this in some category different from MPV?

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Postby jamwal » 25 Feb 2021 13:46

M4 is big, yet smaller compared to all other MPVs I have seen in person. This one seems to be an armoured Humvee type while others are like large mini-buses which can't go everywhere.
BTW, what's with just 200 vehicles? Any idea which units will receive them?

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Postby andy B » 25 Feb 2021 13:49

Jamwal you are correct in your assertion about size being big but small in relation to other mpvs. I feel like this looks more akin to a similar evolution of how the hummer led to the oshkosh JLTV. Suspect these might be similar sizes.

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Re: Military Vehicles: News & Discussion

Postby Thakur_B » 25 Feb 2021 17:23

Is M4 for light armoured vehicle requirement?


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