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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
The physical qualities of the Kalyani M4 Mk.1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) Vehicle.
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
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.
Dependent upon armament fit.
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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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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