Indian Army sets to procure Stryker IFV and Humvee armored Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a U.S. Army contract potentially worth nearly $1 billion integrate 30mm medium caliber weapons systems onto Stryker infantry carrier vehicles. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army

The Indian Army is reportedly planning to acquire new armoured infantry combat vehicles for its troops reported Indian NDTV.

It aims to enhance the safety and protection of its soldiers when performing missions in high-altitude terrains such as eastern Ladakh as it provides the capability for rapid movement of troops.

The plan comes at a time when the country and China are in ongoing border tensions.

An undisclosed defence source told GDC, American Stryker Infantry Combat Vehicle and Humvee High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle are being considered for the purchase.

However, the final decision is currently under evaluation and will be based on meeting the army’s mission requirements.

TATA along with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory has developed and conducted several trials with the vehicle even in high altitudes.

The Strykers and Humvee vehicles are capable of being transported by C-130J transport aircraft and the C-17 aircraft.

These aircraft are also in service with the Indian Air Force.

The Indian Army has in service a number of Russian-made BMP infantry combat vehicles.

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