The Mahindra Armado has now joined the Indian Army

Kenneth John Published: June 30, 2023, 03:25 PM IST

The Indian Army has received the first units of the Armado Armoured Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV) from Mahindra Defence Systems. The Armado is a light armoured specialized vehicle designed for military and defence usage. It is designed to be a modular vehicle that may be updated or altered in the field for a broad range of operational purposes.

The Armado is powered by a 3.2-litre turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine that is also capable of running on NATO-grade diesel. The engine produces 215PS and 500Nm of torque, and power is sent to all four wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. The Armado has a peak speed of more than 120 kph, a 0-60 kmph time of 12 seconds, and a payload capacity of 1,000 kg.

The Armado comes standard with Bilstein independent suspension for all four wheels and 318/80-R17 tires. The tyres can also operate for up to 50 kilometres without air or a puncture, and the Armado also has a centralized tyre inflation system. It has power steering and, curiously, can be adjusted for either left or right-hand drive.

The Mahindra Armado can seat up to eight passengers, including the driver. It can carry 1,000 kg of payload. GPS, an automatic grenade launcher, an electric winch, a public address system, and an HF/UHF/VHF radio are all standard features on the vehicle. The ALSV has Bilstein independent suspension all around. It also has a centralized tyre inflation mechanism.

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