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In a display of military prowess and technological advancement, the Indian Army recently conducted its Annual Eastern Command Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) field firing exercise at the Teesta field firing range in West Bengal. The exercise, conducted under the aegis of Trishakti Corps, marked a significant milestone in the army’s operational readiness and combat effectiveness.

During the exercise, more than 260 missiles were fired, reflecting the army’s commitment to precision and effectiveness in anti-tank warfare. The overarching objective of achieving “one missile one tank” underscores the army’s dedication to mastering the latest technologies and tactics in modern warfare scenarios.

One notable highlight of the exercise was the debut of the Armored Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV) developed by Mahindra, showcasing its ATGM firing capacity for the first time. The ALSV represents a paradigm shift in armored mobility and battlefield versatility, offering enhanced protection and firepower to soldiers operating in high-threat environments.

Key Features of the ALSV

The ALSV’s formidable capabilities are underscored by its advanced features and specifications:

  • Protected Mobility: The ALSV provides comprehensive protection for its crew members, with ballistic and blast resistance up to STANAG Level I. Its robust design ensures safety and survivability in hostile environments.
  • Ample Stowage Space: With ample room for arms, ammunition, and equipment, the ALSV offers enhanced operational flexibility and logistical support to frontline units.
  • Upgradability: The vehicle’s upgradability to STANAG Level II Ballistics further enhances its resilience against evolving threats, ensuring adaptability to changing battlefield conditions.

Equipped with state-of-the-art features and systems, the ALSV incorporates cutting-edge technology to optimize combat effectiveness and survivability:

  • Multi-Layered Ballistic Glass: Providing enhanced visibility and protection against ballistic threats, the ballistic glass reinforces crew safety during operations.
  • Integrated Systems: From lightweight transmission systems to advanced suspension and filtration mechanisms, the ALSV integrates a host of sophisticated systems to maximize performance and reliability.

The ALSV’s modular design and customizable options enable tailored configurations to suit diverse operational requirements:

  • Surveillance Configuration: Equipped with surveillance capabilities and in-service GPS, the ALSV facilitates reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering missions with precision and accuracy.
  • Firepower Enhancement: With options for automatic grenade launchers, medium machine gun mounts, and tactical command and control systems, the ALSV enhances firepower and situational awareness on the battlefield.