What is Armado?

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The new Mahindra Armado recently made its first appearance at the Republic Day Parade.

About Armado

  • It is India’s first Armoured Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV).
  • It is a fully indigenous vehicle designed and built by the Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) for the Indian armed forces.
  • It can be used in counter-terrorist and special forces operations. It can also be used by quick reaction teams, as a reconnaissance vehicle and for patrolling the borders.
  • Features:
    • It has a seating capacity of six passengers, including the driver, and can be configured to seat up to eight.
    • Above the standard 1,000 kg load capacity, the ASLV can carry another 400 kg.
    • It gets ballistic protection up to the B7 level and STANAG level-2. This means that its armour offers protection against armour-piercing rifles.
    • Also, the ASLV gets protection on all sides (front, side and rear) from ballistics and explosives.
    • Powering the 4-wheeler is a 3.2-litre multi-fuel diesel engine that generates 216 hp of maximum power.
    • Armado takes just 12 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph, and runs at a speed of more than 120 kmph.
    • It also gets a self-cleaning-type exhaust scavenging and air filtration system for extreme dusty climate, like deserts.

Q1) What is an Armored Light Specialist Vehicle (ALSV)?

It is a light armoured specialist vehicle built for use by military and defence forces. It’s designed to be a modular type vehicle allowing for efficient maintenance and it can be upgraded or configured in the field for a wide variety of operational roles. 

Source: Mahindra Armado Military Vehicle Makes Its Debut At Republic Day Parade