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Kalyani M4


Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle


India | 2021



"The Kalyani M4 MRAP vehicle is a relatively new entry into the Indian Army inventory."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Kalyani M4 Mk.1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
1 x Turbo-diesel engine unit developing 465 horsepower to conventional 4x4 all-wheeled arrangement.
Installed Power
87 mph
140 kph
Road Speed
497 miles
800 km
Range
Structure
The physical qualities of the Kalyani M4 Mk.1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
2
(MANNED)
Crew
19.0 ft
5.8 meters
O/A Length
8.5 ft
2.6 meters
O/A Width
8.0 ft
2.45 meters
O/A Height
35,274 lb
16,000 kg | 17.6 tons
Weight
Armament & Ammunition
Available supported armament, ammunition, and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Kalyani M4 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
Variable: Includes support for 20mm automatic cannon or SPIKE Anti-Tank Guided-Missiles (ATGMs) as well as 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns OR 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL).

Also any personal weapons carried by the crew.
AMMUNITION:
Dependent upon armament fit.
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Kalyani M4 family line.
M4 - Base Series Designation.
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The Kalyani M4 is a versatile armored Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) military / security vehicle designed and developed under the Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd brand label of India (it is serially manufactured by Bharat Forge). The Indian Army currently fields a stock of about 45 or so M4 vehicles with more on order. The vehicle forms a critical portion of the modernizing Indian Army which has an emerging focus on mobility and versatility.

This armored truck showcases a traditional 4x4 all-wheel arrangement with the powerpack in the bow and the driver seated at front-left in the cabin. Its weight reaches 16,000kg and dimensions include a running length of 5.8 meters with a beam of 2.6 meters and a height of 2.45 meters. Dimensions are such that the vehicle can be air-transported in the hold of a IL-76 strategic hauler or similar.

There is a standard operating crew of two with room for up to eight additional occupants.

Internally, the vehicle is driven by a turbo-diesel engine unit of 465 horsepower mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission propelling it to road speeds of 140kmh out to a range of 800 kilometers. Power steering is granted to the front axle / wheel pair. The chassis is suspended atop a Bilstein Heavy Duty Suspension system and the large roadwheels are given a run-flat quality. Key systems include a Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), Battle Management System (BMS), powered winch and CBRN protection kit. Armor protection levels reach STANAG Level III.

The truck can mount various weapons / weapon systems in addition to those personal weapons carried by the crew. This includes a 20mm automatic cannon and the "Spike" Anti-Tank Guided-Missile (ATGM) launcher.

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Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Kalyani M4. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national land systems listing.

Total Production: 65 Units

Contractor(s): Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd / Bharat Forge - India
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Image of the Kalyani M4
Image from official Kalyani Group marketing materials.

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