Bharat Forge Kalynai M4 Vehicle: Global Aerospace and Technology company Paramount Group and India based Engineering &Technology conglomerate Bharat Forge Limited announced a cooperation that will see them join the technologies, capabilities and expertise of both groups in order to manufacture Armoured Vehicles in India.
An agreement to this effect was signed by both the companies during the International Defence Expo (IDEX 2021), which has been underway in Abu Dhabi.
Kalyani M4 Armoured Vehicle
The Kalyani M4 is a multi-role platform, designed to meet the specific requirements of armed forces for quick mobility in rough terrain and in areas affected by mine and IED threats. It offers best in-class levels of ballistic and blast protection – up to 50 kg TNT side blast or IED/ roadside bombs due to its innovative design, built on a flat-floor monocoque hull.
Kalyani M4 is expected to enter the service with the Indian Armed Forces in near future.
The Kalyani M4 successfully completed a series of extreme vehicle trials in some of the toughest environments in India.
Amit Kalyani, Deputy Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd said the collaboration brings together the manufacturing and technology excellence of two leading companies, which have matching synergies and complementary capabilities.
“The Kalyani M4 is a fantastic new generation vehicle, and we want to position it as the ‘future of protection’ in all markets world-wide,” Amit Kalyani said.
“All of our technologies have been developed with portable production in mind. We believe this model of world-beating innovative technology is fundamental to enhancing any country’s contemporary defence, and technology capabilities,” said Ivor Ichikowitz, Chairman of Paramount Group.
“The Kalyani M4 is based on one of our flagship armoured vehicles designed specifically for in-country production in India with our partners the Kalyani Group. We are proud that it will be made in India,” Ivor Ichikowitz added.