Indian Army for heavy recovery vehicles
The Indian Army is looking to procure an unspecified number of heavy recovery vehicles to recover stalled, overturned or broken down heavy or armoured vehicles of the forces. The Army is looking for a vehicle capable of providing recovery cover for vehicles over 15 tonnes in all terrain (desert, plains, marshy ground, rocky ground and to a limited extent in mountains up to 4,500 metres above sea level).
It needs to be capable of un-ditching, up-righting, extricating and pulling wheeled vehicles up to 26 tonnes. It needs to have a lifespan of over 1,00,000 km. With a great deal of inductions ahead of heavy and armoured vehicles, the Army requires a great deal of back-up crash support in all theatres. BEML’s HRV AV-15 (photo’) will be a contender in any competition that is announced. As reported earlier by SP’s M.A.I., the Army is in the process of inducting over 7,000 new vehicles: 3,500 light bullet proof vehicles (LBPV), 2,500 infantry mobility vehicles, an unspecified number of light-armoured multi-purpose vehicles, 500-600 light specialty strike vehicles and 228 light strike vehicles, in addition to tanks and utility trucks.