Bharat Forge Kalyani M4 Armored Vehicle: A day after its announcement of entering into an agreement with global aerospace and technology firm Paramount Group to manufacture armoured vehicles, Pune-based Indian private sector conglomerate Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) has received an order worth Rs 177.95 crores ($24.6 million) from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for supply of Kalyani M4 vehicles.
As per the reports, under the contract 200 Kalyani M4 vehicles will be produced and supplied to Indian Army under emergency procurement protocols.
Pune based defence manufacturer headed by defence industry veteran Baba Kalyani has been participating in the ongoing Abu Dhabi-based International Defence Exhibition & Conference 2021 (IDEX 2021).
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Bharat Forge Monday announced its partnership with the Paramount Group to manufacture armoured vehicles in the country.
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Kalyani M4 protected vehicle
The Kalyani M4 is a multi-role platform, designed to meet the specific requirements of Indian armed forces for quick mobility in rough terrain and areas affected by mine and IED threats.
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Once the order is implemented, the Kalyani M4 will be in the service with the Indian armed forces. The protected vehicle, which was also show-cased in the defence exhibition – Defence Expo 2020 – held in Lucknow last year, has successfully completed a series of extreme vehicle trials.
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