Indian Army Issues RFI to Acquire 91 High Mobility Reconnaissance Vehicles

Indian Army

New Delhi: In  move to boost mobility for its personnel, Indian Army plans to acquire 91 High Mobility Reconnaissance Vehicles (HMRV) for mechanized forces by Fast Track Procedure under Buy (Indian) category as per a RFI issued.

The HMRV shall have a P/W ratio of 30HP/ton, on-road range of 400 km, protection against 7.62mm NATO ball, a roof hatch for gun mount.

The HMRV will be employed by Command and Recce elements of Mechanised Infantry Units and Armoured Regiments for Recce and Surveillance tasks. HMRV should possess adequate mobility and provide protection for troops on board. In addition, it should be able to carry the battle loads to include weapons, ammunition, surveillance and communication equipment required to carry out mandated operational tasks.

HMRV will be employed for on road and cross country (off road) movement in under mentioned terrain and weather conditions, plain and desert terrain, high altitude (up to 5000 meters altitude) and Mountainous terrain including snow bound areas.

HMRV should be operational by day and night and in commonly encountered weather conditions in above terrains.

HMRV should be a 4×4 Right Hand drive vehicle with all around protection. It should have a provision to integrate surveillance equipment and a weapon mount (mounted on a hatch and cupola with 360° traversing capability) for bringing down effective fire.

The service life of vehicle should not be less than 10 years or  1,00,000 km and the seating capacity should  not less than 4 including driver.