Indian Army Tata Kestrel 8x8 Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier

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  1. HariPrasad-1

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    It has all 8 autonomous wheels and it can float on ware as well. It is anti mines and can carry upto 10 soldiers. Mini gun can be moynted on it and it can be used and ambulance as well.
     
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    What is the estimated cost of Kestral! Is this part of the FICV project or is it different platform.
     
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    What is the estimated cost of Kestral! Is this part of the FICV project or is it different platform.
     
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    Tata Kestrel Amphibious Trials
     
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    DRDO Places Arjun Tank , Tata Kestrel and Brahmos Missile Outside Parliament for Demonstration
     
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    LOL Indian express and NDTV might report this as Coup plot by DRDO & Army:crying:
     
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    Kestrel (in a new camo) outside parliament
     
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    Tata Kestrel at India's Parliament
     
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    Two Lions Of Indian Army Arjun Mk II And TATA Kestrel
     
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    CVRDE/TATA Kestrel crossing a 46m MLC-70 manually launched bridge during demonstration held at DefExpo 2016 in Goa.

    The turret installed on the Kestrel is the 'Medak' turret which is a license produced BMP-2 turret from Ordnance Factory Medak. The Medak turret's primary armament is the 2A42 30x165mm autocannon which is also license produced by Ordnance Factory Trichy, the co-axial machine gun is the 7.62x54mmR PKTM which is also manufactured by OFT, and the ATGM launcher is the 9S428 which launches the SACLOS 9M113 Konkurs missile, both of which are license produced by BDL as well.

    The Kestrel, like contemporary wheeled armoured fighting vehicles is capable of being fitted with a wide variety of turrets and was showcased with the Kongsberg MCT-30 unmanned turret during DefExpo 2014. The Kongsberg MCT-30 turret showcased during DefExpo 2014 was armed with an ATK Mk.44/Bushmaster II 30x173mm autocannon, FN MAG co-axial machine gun, and additionally with a Protector RCWS armed with a M2 .50 HMG and the FGM-148 Javelin ATGM.
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    The Wheeled Armoured Platform 8*8 (WhAP) has been jointly developed by the TATA SED group and the Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) which is a subsidiary of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

    The vehicle is the initial trails phases as reports suggest that it matches the Indian army’s specifications and is likely to replace the the aging Soviet BMPs of the mechanised infantry wing.

    Due to its armoured capabilities, this vehicle is an ideal potent for anti naxal operations and due to its amphibious capabilities, these vehicles can patrol the muddy areas of the Rann of Kutch where the temperature is unpredictable and water levels of the Harami Nala (the water body of Rann of Kutch) can change drastically within hours.

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    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

    1) BASIC PLATFORM

    • CONFIGURATION : 8*8 with 8*4 mode option
    • ENGINE : Diesel Engine configurable with three power ratings (600 , 525 & 450hp) , Max torque 600 hp @ 1800-2000 rpm , max torque 2508 nm @ 1100-1600 rpm
    • TRANSMISSION : Automatic transmissions with retarder
    • TRANSFER CASE : Two speed
    • AXLE : All live axles
    • SUSPENSION : Independent with hydro strut
    • STEERING : Power assisted
    • BRAKES : Air over hydraulic with ABS
    • WHEELS AND TYRES : 14 R 20 with run flat insert
    • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 24 V DC
    • DIMENSION (LxWxH) : 7.85 * 3.0 * 2.3 m
    • GVW OF PLATFORM : 21.5 t – with base line protection of 7.62 AP all round 24.2 t with BMP II turrent
    • GVW OF VARIANTS : 19.5 to 27 ton (amphibian capabilities upto 24.5 t)

    • 2) MOBILITY
      • POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO : 22-25 hp/ton
      • CRUISING RANGE : Min range on road – 500 km ; min cross country range – 250 km
      • ON ROAD SPEED : 90-100 km/h
      • CROSS COUNTRY SPEED : 35-40 km/h
      3) OBSTACLE CROSSING CAPABILITIES
      • MAX GRADIENT : 30 degrees
      • SIDE SLOPE : 20 degrees
      • VERTICAL STEP : 0.6 m
      • TRENCH CROSSING: 2 m
      4) AMPHIBIAN CAPABILITY
      • AMPHIBIAN CAPABILITIES: Amphibian up to GVW of 2.4 ton
      • SPEED : 8 kmph
      • FREE BOARD HEIGHT : 300 mm

      • 5) PROTECTION CAPABILITIES
        • BALLISTIC : Modular as per requirement
        • BASELINE : As per STANAG 4569 level III all round
        • MINE PROTECTION: As per STANAG 4569 level III
        • SUVIVABILITY ENHANCERS : NBC and IFDSS
        6) ARMAMENTS
        • 30 mm calibre main gun
        • twin plan main gun stabilisation
        • 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun
        • Tube launched Anti Tank Guided Missile

        • SALIENT FEATURES
          • Common platform for various roles
          • Integrated power pack with – High power engine that can be configured for three power ratings ( 450 , 525 , 600 hp) ; Cooling system with hydraulic motor driven fans ; Dully Automatic Transmission
          • Under chasis driveline with – Hydro-gas suspension for better platform stability and ride comfort ; Run flat tyres with CTIS
          • Double floor V-type mine Protection with shick ressitant sears and foot pads
          • Power operated rear door ramps
          • Amphibious with Hydro Jets
          • Modular add on ballistic protection
          • Survivabilty enhancers (IFDSS & NBC)
          http://thestrategictimes.com/tata-kestrel-wheeled-armoured-platform/
     
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    DRDO WhAP display at DEFEXPO 2018
     
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    TATA WhAP 8x8 @ Defexpo 2018
     
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    Indian Army Tata Kestrel.
     
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    Is it still under development or user trails.
    I have joined forum on 2015 , Jan. Since then I have read many reports on this thread. Its almost three years and no news of Induction.
     
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    any updates on
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    Its not Kestrel any more. Its WhAP.

    TATA has already showcased it for IA as well as international customer, but as of now IA has not float any RFP for APC. TATA on their part has said that it would be ready for production by 2019.
     
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