Ashok Leyland, flagship of the
Hinduja Group, has won orders valued at Rs 800-crore from the Indian armed
forces. The company will supply
advanced-technology products – 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6
and other similar Super Stallion vehicles; and 825 units of Ambulance 4x4.
Vinod K. Dasari, Managing
Director, Ashok Leyland said, “The orders for Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6
and Ambulance 4x4 are in keeping with the momentum witnessed recently in the
area of upgradation of technology and resources by the defence forces. It also
reaffirms our Company’s credentials as the largest defence mobility
manufacturer that meets stringent requirements of the armed forces. We, at
Ashok Leyland through the ‘Make in India’ initiative stand committed to partner
India's Armed Forces in their endeavor to modernize, scale up performance and
Field Artillery Tractor (FAT)
A Field Artillery Tractor
(FAT) 6x6 on Super Stallion platform will function as a Common Gun Tower for
all artillery guns. This versatile FAT provides the Army unprecedented
flexibility in rapid deployment and utilisation of artillery resources. The
vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical
The air-conditioned Ambulance
4x4 will provide enhanced medical support in the immediate aftermath of
injuries. A double-walled insulated body maintains inside temperature, while
rear air suspension reduces shocks during transportation. All equipment meets
Advanced Life Support standards.
Ashok Leyland exhibits four
advanced products at Defexpo 2016
Ashok Leyland, meanwhile, showcased
innovative and advanced-technology capabilities at Defexpo India. These included
for the first time in India, an advanced Truck Driving Simulator for the
all-terrain Stallion 4x4 truck, a Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 on the
Super Stallion, Rhino 4x4 – Contemporary Logistics Vehicle and an Ambulance 4x4
for enhanced medical support
Nitin Seth, President - LCV
& Defence, Ashok Leyland, observed, “We have a strong background in R&D
and new technology. With significant investments in in-house capabilities, we
will continue our strong partnership of serving the country and its armed
forces, and our new line-up will improve performance, and enhance preparedness
of our armed forces.”
Source: Ashok Leyland
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