SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Indian Army has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for 250 All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) under emergency procurement through Fast Track Procedure (FTP) under Buy (Indian) category. RFP calls for 50-60% Indigenous content in the ATVs that can accommodate 4 personnel including a driver that has a powerpack no less than that 150bhp that can carry a payload of 600kg and weighs less than 2 tons.
ATVs are to be operated up to 17000 feet and are Heli-portable by IAF’s Chinook/Mi-26 for underslung and should be Para droppable. Indian Army RFP mandates the Demonstration of the equipment at Buyer Nominated Location in High Altitude Area.
ATVs should have an operational range of 400km and a maximum speed of 40km that can be offered both in Manual/Automatic Transmission. Interested vendors are informed to submit bids by the 21st of November this month.
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