WhAP Armoured Vehicle Undergoes High Altitude Testing

The Wheeled Armoured Platform (WhAP) developed jointly with the DRDO's Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) and Tata Motors is undergoing the trial phase including high-altitude and floating tests. Notably, Tata Motors is the first private company in India which has developed WhAP with India’s R&D organization DRDO.

WhAP basically is an Infantry Combat Vehicle, designed for optimized survivability, all-terrain performance and increased lethality. Jointly with its BMP-2 turret, it offers a high level of protection, mobility based on an 8x8 chassis and firepower with the turret armed with a stabilised 30 mm cannon 2A42 and a 7.62 mm PKT coaxial machine gun mounted to the left of the main armament with 2,000 rounds. Having a weight of around 25, this armoued vehicle is powered by a 600 hp diesel engine and can reach a maximum road speed of 100 km/h. For amphibious operations, the WhAP is propelled in the water at a maximum speed of 10 km/h based on two hydrojets mounted at the rear of the vehicle.

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