DSEI offered a venue for many new combat vehicles. From heavy armored MRAPs to light strike vehicles, designed for airmobile transportation, these tactical vehicles support special forces and long-range reconnaissance groups patrols. Among the new models on display were the Light Strike Air Assault 4×4 (LSA4) 2.5-ton vehicle that can carry 3,450 kg of payload on a mission configured to carry troops, weapon stations or cargo.
The racing specialist company Bowler marked its entry into the defense market with the R.I.V concept vehicle implementing Bowlers’ patented high strength, lightweight steel chassis design. Using the LandRover powertrain, the ultra-light curb weight of 1.860 kg R.I.V can carry 1,640 kg of payload at a speed of 160 km/h to a range of 2,000 km.
The Indian Navy conducted the first firing test of an MRSAM naval air defense missile employed in the full Joint Taskforce Coordination (JTC) mode. JTC implements the MRSAM 'Cooperative Engagement' operating mode.