Ashok Leyland Defence Systems has designed and manufactured a tactical and armoured vehicles for the military. Now the defense vehicles from the company include the Stallion range of trucks and the Colt Light Armoured Vehicles.
The Stallion Kavach 4X4 Armoured Troop Carrier (ATC) unveiled at the 2012 IFSEC & Homeland Security. This vehicle has been designed not only for Military, even police and other security bodies can use it.
The Stallion Kavach 4X4 ATC can transport 12 personnel including the driver and NIJ Level III grade Armour protection that can ward off rounds from light sub machine guns such as the INSAS rifle and the AK-47. The underbody can withstand blasts from two hand grenades and the entire vehicle can withstand blast of 5kg of explosives from a distance of 30 metres.
The Stallion Kavach is equipped with fragment-protected seats, a 360-degree rotatable turret with gun mount and view port, four search lights on the roof, a PA system with audio and video, a 2X7 inch LCD screen that is connected to front and rear cameras, a storage box between the rear seats and the front of the cabin for supplies, weapons etc, 12 self-locking gun ports and a rear roof hatch emergency exit. The rear seats are suspended from the roof of the vehicle and have no bolstering to the floor to reduce the impact of a blast for occupants.
The New Stallion Kavach weight nine tonnes, with a payload of two tonnes. The New Stallion Kavach’s engine generates maximum power of 186 PS and gives a top speed of 100km/h. It has a driving range of 500km on a tankful of diesel.