Sunday, May 3, 2015
Singapore Police Force Gurkha MPV
The Singapore Police Force's (SPF) expanded range of protected mobility vehicles includes the Gurkha Multi-purpose Patrol Vehicle (MPV), made in Canada by Terradyne Armored Vehicles Inc.
The rarely-seen MPV has been aptly named as the "Gurkha" in SPF service. These vehicles serve the crack 2,000-strong, brigade-size Gurkha Contingent, which is based at the Gurkha Cantonment in the Mount Vernon area. Senang Diri believes the vehicle serves with the hostage rescue force within the Gurkha Contingent.
The Gurkha is protected against armour-piercing 7.62mm NATO and 7.62mm rounds fired from AK-type rifles as well as 12.7mm ball. The MPV is also built to withstand the blast and fragments from roadside bombs.
Along with the Gurkha MPV, the SPF is believed to have taken delivery of a new Austrian-made wheeled armoured vehicle for the Police Special Operations Command.
Both vehicles are expected to be part of the SG50 Mobile Column.
Gurkha MPV fitted with an open cupola.
Posted by David Boey at 6:30 PM