M&M launches military vehicles facility
Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) has recently inaugurated its Mahindra Special Military Vehicles (MSMV) facility at Prithla in Faridabad, NCR.
Spread across six acres, this modern plant has facilities for specific military manufacturing applications.
“This facility is also designed to undertake vehicle development, armouring and conversions. Different lines have been established for different products, ensuring the highest level of quality control and processes. Aside from manufacturing, the plant also has an advanced facility for R&D, product development, design and prototyping of special vehicles to meet specific customer requirements, which is another first in the private sector,” said Brigadier Khutub Hai, chief executive, MDS.
MSMV will consist of a prototype shop and a shopfloor of 40000 sq ft for the production and a fabrication area.
The plant will have a capacity of 500 uparmoured vehicles per year and will roll out uparmoured vehicles such as bulletproof Scorpios, Boleros, Rakshak, the bulletproof Tourister Bus, Riot Intervention Vehicles and the Marksman light armoured vehicle.
The second phase of operations will see the AXE high mobility vehicle and the Mine Protected Vehicle which is being jointly developed with BAE Systems.