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The Bangladesh Army has recently taken delivery of 11 TATA Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, bolstering its capabilities in counter-insurgency operations and troop protection. These robust vehicles, manufactured by Tata Motors Defence Solutions (TMDS) in India, are specifically designed for safeguarding personnel in hostile environments.

The TATA MRAP, also known as the MPV (Mine Protected Vehicle), is a 4×4 wheeled platform designed for military, paramilitary, and police forces. The TATA MPV boasts a successful track record within India. Several Indian police forces, including those in Maharashtra and Jharkhand, utilize the MPV for operations in Naxal-affected regions.

Technical Specifications

Here’s a closer look at the TATA MPV’s key features:

  • Crew Capacity: 1 driver + 1 co-passenger and up to 12 troops
  • Armored Hull: Provides protection against mine blasts and small arms fire.
  • Mobility: The 4×4 drivetrain offers good off-road capabilities.
  • Dimensions: Length – 6.58 meters, Width – 2.60 meters
  • Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): 14.3 tonnes
  • Payload Capacity: 1,400 kilograms