BAE Systems, L&T team up to bring BvS10 all-terrain vehicle to India

BAE Systems and India’s private sector company Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) have partnered to bring the BvS10 all-terrain vehicle to the Indian market. 
The two companies have signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement to offer the BvS10 for the Articulated All-Terrain Vehicle (AATV) for the Indian Armed Forces.
Under the agreement, L&T is the prime for the Indian market, with the support of BAE Systems Hägglunds, the Swedish manufacturer of the highly-successful BvS10 family of vehicles.
To be noted, BAE Systems and L&T have upgraded the BvS10 to meet the specific requirements of the Indian Armed Forces.
This new variant will be known as the ‘BvS10-Sindhu’.
The AATV programme aims to deliver vehicles from L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex, along with integrated logistic support (ILS).
Noteworthy, the BvS10 will participate in Indian Army trials starting in September 2023.

About BvS10 all-terrain vehicle

The BvS10 all-terrain vehicle features a Mobile Short Range Air Defense system (MSHORAD) configuration.
This demonstrates the versatility of the vehicle, evolving into a modular fighting vehicle which can carry a broad array of payloads addressing almost any threat in the modern operating environment without impacting the under-armor volume.
The BvS10’s articulated mobility, provides optimal maneuverability across varying terrains including snow, ice, rock, sand, mud, swamps, and steep mountain environments.
Further, the vehicle’s amphibious features also allow it to swim in flooded areas or coastal waters.
Also, it can deliver personnel and supplies as well as mounted lethality to address any threat in the modern operating environment.
The modular design allows the BvS10 to be reconfigured for varying missions.
Besides, it can be delivered in multiple variants that include transporting personnel, command and control, ambulance service, vehicle repair and recovery, logistics support, situational awareness, as well as vehicle mounted lethality and support weapons. 
The vehicle is currently in service in Austria, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
It is also on order for the German Army. BAE Systems’ Beowulf, the unarmored variant of the BvS10, won the U.S. Army’s competition for its Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV) program in August. The U.S. Army will receive 110 vehicles over a five-year period.