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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of 800 Light Armoured Multipurpose Vehicles (LAMV) for the Mechanised Infantry and Armoured Corps. The LAMV will be employed by Reconnaissance (Recce) & Surveillance Platoons of Mechanised Infantry and Recce Troops of Armoured Corps for Recce & Surveillance tasks. Hence, the proposed LAMV must possess adequate mobility and can also protect troops on board.

RFI also calls for LAMV to be modular in design, thereby offering the scope for future upgrades through simple modifications and facilitating subsequent development. LAMV will be employed for on-road and cross country (off-road) movement in Plain and desert terrain as occurs along Western Borders of India and High Altitude (up to 5000 meters altitude) / Mountainous terrain including snow bound areas as occurring along Northern Borders (Eastern Ladakh/ North Sikkim) of India.

LAMV should also be able to carry Battle Field Surveillance Radar (BFSR), Hand Held Thermal Imager (HHTI)} on a telescopic retractable mast and Machine Gun (in-service 7.62 mm MAG/ 12.7 mm MG) mounted on a hatch for bringing down effective fire.

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