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Mahindra entered into a joint venture with BAE Systems, a global leader in defence systems, to produce armored vehicles.

Armored GMC Savana Van
Armored GMC Savana Van

GMC's rear-wheel or all-wheel drive Savana cargo vans provide a rugged and durable means of transporting of large payload of cargo. The Savana 1500 cargo vans have a 135-inch wheelbase and offers both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models. Two Vortec engines are available for the Savana 1500 lineup: a 195-hp 4.3-liter V6 available on the rear-wheel drive cargo van only and a 310-hp E85 Flex Fuel 5.3-liter V8. Both engines are teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Cargo vans are available in Work Van or Up fitter trim and provide an excellent base for a multi-purpose utility vehicle that can be equipped to suit your comfort needs, or modified for your workplace requirements. Safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, Stabilitrak, and front airbags with a side curtain airbag.

Key Features of Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring (MEVA) Armored Vehicles:
  • SINGLE SHEET DOOR ARMORING – for optimum blast survivability.
  • OVERLAPPING ARMOR – on all doors and bullet catcher to prevent penetrations into the cabin from direct and angled shots.
  • HEAVY DUTY DOOR HINGES – bolted directly onto Ballistic Steel not the OEM vehicle.
  • FIREWALL – with very few pieces and overlapping armored steel.
  • REINFORCED A, B & C POSTS - heavy duty door hinges allows the weight of the armoured doors to be transferred directly to the reinforced ballistic steel posts.
  • TRANSPARENT ARMOR – with certified ballistic multilayer glass and polycarbonate.
  • ROOF & FLOOR - protected to level B6.
  • FUEL TANK - protected to level B6.
  • RUN-FLATS - in all tyres including spare wheel meeting NATO requirements of 50km@50km/h.
  • SUSPENSION - upgraded and includes heavy duty springs, heavy shock absorbers, steering damper, reinforced sway bars & bushes for optimum performance.
  • FINISHING QUALITY – made to match the OEM design with required modifications.
  • FIRST AID KIT – fire extinguisher, warning triangle and anti IED mesh in the exhaust included.
MEVA Ballistic Chart
BS EN 1063
22 Long Rifle Lead Core 360 m/s 168 J BR1
9mm Luger Lead Core 360 m/s 518 J -
9mm Luger Lead Core 415 m/s 689 J BR2
357 Magnum Lead Core 430 m/s 943 J BR3
44 Magnum Lead Core 440 m/s 1510 J BR4
357 Magnum Lead Core 580 m/s 1716 J -
7.62mm X 39 PS Ball Mild Steel Core 750 m/s 2048 J -
5.56mm X 45 SS109 Lead Core With Hard Steel Penetrator Tip 950 m/s 1805 J BR5
7.62mm X 51 NATO Ball Lead Core 830 m/s 3272 J BR6
5.56mm X 45 M193 Lead Core 990 m/s 2009 J -
7.62mm X 39 API BZ Hard Steel Core With Incendiary Tip 740 m/s 2163 J -
7.62mm X 51 AP Hard Steel Core  820 m/s 3295 J BR7
7.62mm X AP (WC) Tungsten Carbide Core 930 m/s 3456 J -
7.62mm X 54R B32 API Hard Steel Core With Incendiary Tip 854 m/s 4303 J -
Armoring Configuration B6 (example)
1.     Armor Conversion Modifications / Alterations
  • Five side armoring of passenger compartment (roof and verticals) to provide protection against 7.62x51mm M80 NATO Ball ammunition at zero degree obliquity angles.
  • Floor of the vehicle is fitted with a blast protection to protect occupants against fragmentation from simultaneous detonation of two  DM-51 German ordnance hand grenades or equivalent.
  • Vehicle’s armor plates are stitch-welded using high-intensity MIG welders. The above process ensures the structural integrity is uncompromised by thermal and chemical variations of the material.
  • Ballistic steel interior frame provides overlap and backup protection for the large-surface principal impact areas such as the doors and windows. All door/window openings are overlapped.
  • Some OEM vehicle features/equipment may be removed or disabled to accommodate for the installation of the armoring materials and other equipment required as a part of the armoring.

2.     Glass
  • A combination of glass, polycarbonate and Mylar are bonded together using the latest technology, producing one of the finest transparent armors available while incorporating the following qualities:

     Glass thickness: 39mm.

     Anti-spall shield protecting against shattering glass.

     Multiple impact protection.

3.     Interior
  • All original OEM interior panels and trim will be resized or modified and re-installed wherever possible to obtain as close to an original look as possible.
  • The cargo area of the vehicle is protected by a swing door with view glass/gunport, without disrupting the original manufacturer’s appearance.

4.     Doors
  • Armor overlap at all doors to prevent penetration through door posts and pillars.
  • Door pillars reinforced to accommodate the additional weight of the armored door.
  • Heavy Duty door hinges, designed and manufactured for extended longevity and easy maintenance.
  • Heavy Duty door travel retainers.

5.     Electrical
  • All electrical equipment standard to this vehicle shall be tested and modified as necessary to protect against the armoring process.
  • Any additional (optional) electric equipment installed on the vehicle shall be individually fused; all wires are loomed and clearly marked, as required by vehicle safety standards.

6. Run Flat Tyres
  • Runflat devices fitted in all vehicle tires.
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Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring is part of the Mahindra Group which employs over 150,000 people, is considered one of the most innovative companies in the world and has a turnover which exceeds USD$15 Billion i


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