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Meet The Kalyani M4- What You Must Know
It’s called the Kalyani M4, and some news reports suggest that the Indian Army is eyeing it keenly. Partnered with the Tata Kestrel, the Kalyani M4 makes an interesting combination of armour and speed. While the Kestrel provides the armoured punch that spearheads an assault, the M4 will back it up with its speed, manoeuvrability, and ease of maintenance.



But, before we get into why the M4 is such an interesting vehicle, let’s clear a couple of things first.

Here’s what we know so far



1. The M4 is designed as an armoured personnel carrier with a higher emphasis on performance and crew protection.
2. It can carry a maximum payload of 2.3 tons or a crew of up to eight.
3. The 16-ton vehicle has an impressive 43-degree approach angle and a 44-degree descent angle — the world’s best off-roaders can manage up to 35 degrees approach and 28 degrees descent
4. The hull is of a monocoque type, which means that it’s an armoured shell with everything installed inside of it.
5. The forward crew cab is fitted with a large two-piece windshield, which offers a clear view of the surroundings to the crew, enhancing situational awareness, while a ramp at the rear end makes ingress and egress of dismounted troops easy. According to Defence Decode, the fording depth is 900mm.
6. Think of a very strong, armoured egg, and that’s what the M4 is like.
7. The viewports are made of glass hardened enough to withstand sniper and anti-materiel rifle fire.
8. The M4 is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine of yet unknown displacement with a power rating of 347 kW(465hp) and 1627 Nm( 165 kg-m).
9. The numbers alone make it at least twice as powerful as other similar vehicles currently used in the Indian Army.
10. This powertrain layout gives it impressive performance; the top speed is 140 kph, with a maximum range of 800 km
11. The engine and power transfer unit are located along one straight line running through the centre of the chassis, as this eliminates the use of an off-set driveline used in many four-wheel-drive vehicles.
12. The linear layout reduces the number of torque-transmission devices like shafts and torque convertors, in turn reducing transmission loss, and increasing mechanical efficiency.
13. This has the drawback of the one single drive-line unit being vulnerable to stress fractures, but we’re sure that Kalyani’s steel expertise will come in play here.

14. The automatic transmission used will most probably be of an automotive cross-drive-type combined with a CVT, meaning that in situations where a low-range or low gearing is required, a shifter may be needed.

15. When on the highway or a flat surface, the continuously variable mechanism can be used

16. This is also quite like the P R N D L set up used in passenger cars (Park, Rear, Neutral, Drive, Low) (Renk and Allison make some of the world’s best transmissions for the military, but chances are that this, too will be from an Indian supplier)
17. There are many advantages to using automotive parts for the M4, the biggest one being the ease of maintenance.

18. The differential locks are air-operated, and there are three such units.

19. The use of air also makes it more robust as electronically-locked differentials are quite expensive, although they last much longer (less moving parts = longer life).

20. The braking is primarily via disc, with pneumatic actuation and ABS in an emergency.

21. Anti-lock brakes are a safety feature that will go a long way in preventing accidents on public roads during urban operations.

22. The M4 rides on 16–00 R20 tires, which translates to rim diameter of 20 inches, and 16–00 is a size that’s standard on high-performance off-road trucks, especially those used to race in the Dakar Rally.

23. Michelin’s XZL series is a commercially-available example and they also happen to be the same variant used for the M4.
24. The tires are reinforced with run-flat inserts that can maintain tire shape and a certain degree of handling response even if they’re shot.

25. Tyre pressure is maintained using a central tire pressure inflation system that pumps air when the vehicle is fully loaded and releases it on broken/unpaved stretches to improve braking.

26. Crew comfort is also taken care of with the help of a powerful, 16kW air-conditioning system with HEPA filters to keep the crew safe in a CRBN environment.

27. It’s rated at STANAG 4569 Level 3 for the engine compartment and similar ballistic protection for the crew compartment.

28. For STANAG 4569 Level 3 compliance, the tested compartment must resist penetration from 7.62×51mm AP (WC core, armour-piercing round) at 30 meters with 930 m/s and an 8 kg (explosive mass) anti-tank mine.

29. Since the vehicle does not feature a dedicated turret, there’s not much left to play with in terms of offensive weaponry.

30. If we’ve got it right, it’s not designed to lead a fight, but rather serve as a backup, more like a left-winger than a mid-fielder in football.

31. The entire body is rated at STANAG 4569 Level 4a and 4b, and can withstand a 50kg blast of TNT from the sides.
32. This means that the M4 can withstand fire from a 14.5×114mm AP / B32 (machine gun with armour-piercing rounds) at 200 meters with 911 m/s and a 10 kg anti-tank mine-type explosive mass

33. One thing to be clear is that the explosives are detonated both under the belly and each wheel.

34. This is along with a 155-mm shell detonated at a 60 m distance for Level 3 and a 25 m distance for Level 4 standards.

35. At the DefExpo, the M4 was seen fitted with a 12.7 machine gun with a shield for the operator.

 

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Meet The Kalyani M4- What You Must Know
It’s called the Kalyani M4, and some news reports suggest that the Indian Army is eyeing it keenly. Partnered with the Tata Kestrel, the Kalyani M4 makes an interesting combination of armour and speed. While the Kestrel provides the armoured punch that spearheads an assault, the M4 will back it up with its speed, manoeuvrability, and ease of maintenance.



But, before we get into why the M4 is such an interesting vehicle, let’s clear a couple of things first.

Here’s what we know so far



1. The M4 is designed as an armoured personnel carrier with a higher emphasis on performance and crew protection.
2. It can carry a maximum payload of 2.3 tons or a crew of up to eight.
3. The 16-ton vehicle has an impressive 43-degree approach angle and a 44-degree descent angle — the world’s best off-roaders can manage up to 35 degrees approach and 28 degrees descent
4. The hull is of a monocoque type, which means that it’s an armoured shell with everything installed inside of it.
5. The forward crew cab is fitted with a large two-piece windshield, which offers a clear view of the surroundings to the crew, enhancing situational awareness, while a ramp at the rear end makes ingress and egress of dismounted troops easy. According to Defence Decode, the fording depth is 900mm.
6. Think of a very strong, armoured egg, and that’s what the M4 is like.
7. The viewports are made of glass hardened enough to withstand sniper and anti-materiel rifle fire.
8. The M4 is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine of yet unknown displacement with a power rating of 347 kW(465hp) and 1627 Nm( 165 kg-m).
9. The numbers alone make it at least twice as powerful as other similar vehicles currently used in the Indian Army.
10. This powertrain layout gives it impressive performance; the top speed is 140 kph, with a maximum range of 800 km
11. The engine and power transfer unit are located along one straight line running through the centre of the chassis, as this eliminates the use of an off-set driveline used in many four-wheel-drive vehicles.
12. The linear layout reduces the number of torque-transmission devices like shafts and torque convertors, in turn reducing transmission loss, and increasing mechanical efficiency.
13. This has the drawback of the one single drive-line unit being vulnerable to stress fractures, but we’re sure that Kalyani’s steel expertise will come in play here.

14. The automatic transmission used will most probably be of an automotive cross-drive-type combined with a CVT, meaning that in situations where a low-range or low gearing is required, a shifter may be needed.

15. When on the highway or a flat surface, the continuously variable mechanism can be used

16. This is also quite like the P R N D L set up used in passenger cars (Park, Rear, Neutral, Drive, Low) (Renk and Allison make some of the world’s best transmissions for the military, but chances are that this, too will be from an Indian supplier)
17. There are many advantages to using automotive parts for the M4, the biggest one being the ease of maintenance.

18. The differential locks are air-operated, and there are three such units.

19. The use of air also makes it more robust as electronically-locked differentials are quite expensive, although they last much longer (less moving parts = longer life).

20. The braking is primarily via disc, with pneumatic actuation and ABS in an emergency.

21. Anti-lock brakes are a safety feature that will go a long way in preventing accidents on public roads during urban operations.

22. The M4 rides on 16–00 R20 tires, which translates to rim diameter of 20 inches, and 16–00 is a size that’s standard on high-performance off-road trucks, especially those used to race in the Dakar Rally.

23. Michelin’s XZL series is a commercially-available example and they also happen to be the same variant used for the M4.
24. The tires are reinforced with run-flat inserts that can maintain tire shape and a certain degree of handling response even if they’re shot.

25. Tyre pressure is maintained using a central tire pressure inflation system that pumps air when the vehicle is fully loaded and releases it on broken/unpaved stretches to improve braking.

26. Crew comfort is also taken care of with the help of a powerful, 16kW air-conditioning system with HEPA filters to keep the crew safe in a CRBN environment.

27. It’s rated at STANAG 4569 Level 3 for the engine compartment and similar ballistic protection for the crew compartment.

28. For STANAG 4569 Level 3 compliance, the tested compartment must resist penetration from 7.62×51mm AP (WC core, armour-piercing round) at 30 meters with 930 m/s and an 8 kg (explosive mass) anti-tank mine.

29. Since the vehicle does not feature a dedicated turret, there’s not much left to play with in terms of offensive weaponry.

30. If we’ve got it right, it’s not designed to lead a fight, but rather serve as a backup, more like a left-winger than a mid-fielder in football.

31. The entire body is rated at STANAG 4569 Level 4a and 4b, and can withstand a 50kg blast of TNT from the sides.
32. This means that the M4 can withstand fire from a 14.5×114mm AP / B32 (machine gun with armour-piercing rounds) at 200 meters with 911 m/s and a 10 kg anti-tank mine-type explosive mass

33. One thing to be clear is that the explosives are detonated both under the belly and each wheel.

34. This is along with a 155-mm shell detonated at a 60 m distance for Level 3 and a 25 m distance for Level 4 standards.

35. At the DefExpo, the M4 was seen fitted with a 12.7 machine gun with a shield for the operator.

Wish our babus are listening / reading this..
 

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That company deserves massive orders for all sorts of hardware. They're a future heavyweight in defense production if the Gvt would just back them with orders.
The M4 that u see in the Pic is not designed by them, kalyani just slapped their own sticker on it.

The Vehicle actually belongs to Paramount group a South African company.


 

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The M4 that u see in the Pic is not designed by them, kalyani just slapped their own sticker on it.

The Vehicle actually belongs to Paramount group a South African company.


I am amused that since long time most are praising Kalyani for M4, which is weird since it is designed and manufactured by Paramount and known as M4 Mbombe.

But explaining each time is a waste of time, since after two pages someone will again post about Kalyani M4. Lolz.
 

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The M4 that u see in the Pic is not designed by them, kalyani just slapped their own sticker on it.

The Vehicle actually belongs to Paramount group a South African company.


Paramount was formed in South Africa in 1994 with the bold goal of helping African governments better protect their countries. Today, we’re a global corporation, leading the way in global defence and aerospace innovation. We have more than 3000 employees, working with sovereign governments across across five continents and manufacturing in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.


When the Government supports a Company they can do wonders excluding the state owned ones.
 

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The M4 that u see in the Pic is not designed by them, kalyani just slapped their own sticker on it.

The Vehicle actually belongs to Paramount group a South African company.


I also found the same info about this vehicle. I am sure if there is a foreign name involved here our babus will go for it... Arey bhaaai, Angrezi maal hai...
 

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Does anybody know what was the significance of our babus in Indian Secret Nuclear Program?
I think a organisation where Scientists and Military directly collaborate with each other will do way better with babus in the middle.
 

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Meet The Kalyani M4- What You Must Know
It’s called the Kalyani M4, and some news reports suggest that the Indian Army is eyeing it keenly. Partnered with the Tata Kestrel, the Kalyani M4 makes an interesting combination of armour and speed. While the Kestrel provides the armoured punch that spearheads an assault, the M4 will back it up with its speed, manoeuvrability, and ease of maintenance.



But, before we get into why the M4 is such an interesting vehicle, let’s clear a couple of things first.

Here’s what we know so far



1. The M4 is designed as an armoured personnel carrier with a higher emphasis on performance and crew protection.
2. It can carry a maximum payload of 2.3 tons or a crew of up to eight.
3. The 16-ton vehicle has an impressive 43-degree approach angle and a 44-degree descent angle — the world’s best off-roaders can manage up to 35 degrees approach and 28 degrees descent
4. The hull is of a monocoque type, which means that it’s an armoured shell with everything installed inside of it.
5. The forward crew cab is fitted with a large two-piece windshield, which offers a clear view of the surroundings to the crew, enhancing situational awareness, while a ramp at the rear end makes ingress and egress of dismounted troops easy. According to Defence Decode, the fording depth is 900mm.
6. Think of a very strong, armoured egg, and that’s what the M4 is like.
7. The viewports are made of glass hardened enough to withstand sniper and anti-materiel rifle fire.
8. The M4 is powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder diesel engine of yet unknown displacement with a power rating of 347 kW(465hp) and 1627 Nm( 165 kg-m).
9. The numbers alone make it at least twice as powerful as other similar vehicles currently used in the Indian Army.
10. This powertrain layout gives it impressive performance; the top speed is 140 kph, with a maximum range of 800 km
11. The engine and power transfer unit are located along one straight line running through the centre of the chassis, as this eliminates the use of an off-set driveline used in many four-wheel-drive vehicles.
12. The linear layout reduces the number of torque-transmission devices like shafts and torque convertors, in turn reducing transmission loss, and increasing mechanical efficiency.
13. This has the drawback of the one single drive-line unit being vulnerable to stress fractures, but we’re sure that Kalyani’s steel expertise will come in play here.

14. The automatic transmission used will most probably be of an automotive cross-drive-type combined with a CVT, meaning that in situations where a low-range or low gearing is required, a shifter may be needed.

15. When on the highway or a flat surface, the continuously variable mechanism can be used

16. This is also quite like the P R N D L set up used in passenger cars (Park, Rear, Neutral, Drive, Low) (Renk and Allison make some of the world’s best transmissions for the military, but chances are that this, too will be from an Indian supplier)
17. There are many advantages to using automotive parts for the M4, the biggest one being the ease of maintenance.

18. The differential locks are air-operated, and there are three such units.

19. The use of air also makes it more robust as electronically-locked differentials are quite expensive, although they last much longer (less moving parts = longer life).

20. The braking is primarily via disc, with pneumatic actuation and ABS in an emergency.

21. Anti-lock brakes are a safety feature that will go a long way in preventing accidents on public roads during urban operations.

22. The M4 rides on 16–00 R20 tires, which translates to rim diameter of 20 inches, and 16–00 is a size that’s standard on high-performance off-road trucks, especially those used to race in the Dakar Rally.

23. Michelin’s XZL series is a commercially-available example and they also happen to be the same variant used for the M4.
24. The tires are reinforced with run-flat inserts that can maintain tire shape and a certain degree of handling response even if they’re shot.

25. Tyre pressure is maintained using a central tire pressure inflation system that pumps air when the vehicle is fully loaded and releases it on broken/unpaved stretches to improve braking.

26. Crew comfort is also taken care of with the help of a powerful, 16kW air-conditioning system with HEPA filters to keep the crew safe in a CRBN environment.

27. It’s rated at STANAG 4569 Level 3 for the engine compartment and similar ballistic protection for the crew compartment.

28. For STANAG 4569 Level 3 compliance, the tested compartment must resist penetration from 7.62×51mm AP (WC core, armour-piercing round) at 30 meters with 930 m/s and an 8 kg (explosive mass) anti-tank mine.

29. Since the vehicle does not feature a dedicated turret, there’s not much left to play with in terms of offensive weaponry.

30. If we’ve got it right, it’s not designed to lead a fight, but rather serve as a backup, more like a left-winger than a mid-fielder in football.

31. The entire body is rated at STANAG 4569 Level 4a and 4b, and can withstand a 50kg blast of TNT from the sides.
32. This means that the M4 can withstand fire from a 14.5×114mm AP / B32 (machine gun with armour-piercing rounds) at 200 meters with 911 m/s and a 10 kg anti-tank mine-type explosive mass

33. One thing to be clear is that the explosives are detonated both under the belly and each wheel.

34. This is along with a 155-mm shell detonated at a 60 m distance for Level 3 and a 25 m distance for Level 4 standards.

35. At the DefExpo, the M4 was seen fitted with a 12.7 machine gun with a shield for the operator.

Indian defence news copies others works and posts on their web👇 Original source
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The M4 that u see in the Pic is not designed by them, kalyani just slapped their own sticker on it.

The Vehicle actually belongs to Paramount group a South African company.


Doesn't really change the fundamental point, considering all the other things Kalyani is developing. And everyone gets started being "inspired" by or straight up copying from others.
 

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Why wasting 2.3B$ on bhoo system.
Can't we design same system.
A BMP with a turret with a search radar and fire control radar with missiles.
Our guys can do but both Drdo and Army's mech guys are lazy and useless.

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Finally. You have been heard.🙂
 

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Paramount and WMF vehicles undergoing trials in India
South Africa’s Paramount and Namibia’s Windhoeker Maschinenfabrik (WMF) are currently engaged in armoured vehicle trials in India. A photo has emerged showing a Paramount Mbombe 4 armoured personnel carrier and Maverick internal security vehicle alongside a WMF Werewolf undergoing trials in India near Ladakh late last month.


The Mbombe 4 was badged as the Kalyani M4 – Kalyani Group is an Indian engineering, technology and manufacturing conglomerate that offers armoured vehicles, ammunition, defence electronics and artillery systems. One of its subsidiaries is Bharat Forge, which in February announced it was setting up a joint venture with Paramount Group to explore the indigenisation of defence systems in India, with a focus on protected vehicles and aerospace.


Paramount Group stated at the time that, “Building defence industrial eco-systems through strategic alliances have been the cornerstone of Paramount’s portable manufacturing model and we are excited to develop our defence and aerospace systems technologies and solutions through strong and long-term partnerships.


“We are pleased to partner with Bharat Forge Limited, a company that shares our philosophy of enabling local manufacturing through technology and skills transfer, the indigenisation of defence and aerospace technologies, and the creation of high value jobs that bolster economic growth.”


Bharat Forge and Paramount at the February DefExpo in India displayed the Kalyani M4/Mbombe 4 and Kalyani Maverick.


The vehicles, along with the Werewolf, are believed to be undergoing evaluation with the Indian-designed and built 8×8 Tata Kestrel (also known as the WhAP – Wheeled Armoured Platform) to meet an Indian Army requirement for a new armoured wheeled vehicle. The 25 ton WhAP has been seen undergoing various tests lately, including amphibious tests.


Indian media have reported that the Army is looking to acquire armoured vehicles for troop movement in the Eastern Ladakh area where Chinese forces have deployed in large numbers. The General Dynamics Land Systems Stryker is apparently among possible candidates.


In November 2019, the Indian Army issued requests for information for the supply of 198 wheeled armoured fighting vehicles, with a request for proposals scheduled for mid-2020. Locally manufactured vehicles are preferred under the Buy Indian initiative.


The requests for information mentioned the amphibious 8×8 solution “should be provided with high mobility, adequate armour protection and [an] armament configuration suitable to destroy enemy tanks and undertake local protection”. This includes twin anti-tank missiles.
 

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