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Kestrel amphibious armored combat vehicle

Country of Origin: India


The Kestrel (also known as the Wheeled Armored Amphibious Platform, WHAP) is an 8 x 8 amphibious armored vehicle developed by Tata Motors in India in cooperation with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The design features modules that can be easily integrated and exchanged.

The Kestrel was initially intended for India's Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) program, which aims to replace the army's Russian-built BMP-1 and BMP-2 armored personnel carriers.


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